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Father and Master

Country: Italy, Language: Italian, 113 mins

Original Title

Padre Padrone
  • Director: Paolo Taviani; Vittorio Taviani
  • Writer: Gavino Ledda; Paolo Taviani
  • Producer: Giuliani G. De Negri

CGiii Comment

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...?


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The(ir) Blurb...

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.

Cast & Characters

Omero Antonutti as Father;
Saverio Marconi as Gavino;
Marcella Michelangeli as Mother;
Fabrizio Forte as Young Gavino;
Marino Cenna as Young shepherd;
Stanko Molnar as Sebasiano;
Nanni Moretti as Cesare;
Pierluigi Alvau;
Giuseppino Angioni;
Fabio Angioni