Padre Padrone

Directed by Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani
Starring Saverio Marconi, Omero Antonutti, Marcella Michelangeli, Fabrizio Forte, Nanni Moretti
Run time 114 min

Follows the story of young, barely literate shepherd boy Gavino who lives under the thumb of his tyrannical peasant father. He is ultimately rescued from his family and his isolated lifestyle by a call to military service, eventually emerging as a brilliant linguist and scholar.\r\n\r\nBased on the book by Gavino Ledda.

[The Taviani brothers'] most important work
September 23 2007
PADRE PADRONE is stirringly affirmative… vivid and very moving.
The New York Times
Name Role
Paolo Taviani Director
Paolo Taviani Writer
Vittorio Taviani Writer
Vittorio Taviani Director
Saverio Marconi Cast Member
Omero Antonutti Cast Member
Marcella Michelangeli Cast Member
Fabrizio Forte Cast Member
Nanni Moretti Cast Member
Gavino Ledda Writer
Giuliani G. De Negri Producer
Country Italy
Original Language Italian
Subtitles English
Run time 114 min
Year Completed 1977