- Director: Paolo Taviani; Vittorio Taviani
- Writer: Gavino Ledda; Paolo Taviani
- Producer: Giuliani G. De Negri
Technically, it is atrocious - especially the sound...Italian directors do like to dub...badly.
And these brotherly directors - it is stretching the imagination by calling them directors - have neither vision, technique nor, control...nothing whatsoever in the talent department.
Simply, it's a shambolic and amateur view of a fine book...
The vital question is: why did it win so many prestigious awards?
There is no accounting for taste when it comes to award givers...did they not notice the technical and directorial ineptitudes...?
The true story of the life of Gavino Ledda, the son of a Sardinian shepherd, and how he managed to escape his harsh, almost barbaric existence by slowly educating himself, despite violent opposition from his brutal father.