Father and Master

by Paolo et Vittorio Taviani 1h53min Italy 1976
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Father and Master
by Paolo et Vittorio Taviani

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.

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  • Saverio Marconi : Gavino à 20 ans
  • Nanni Moretti : Cesare
  • Omero Antonutti : Efisio, le père
  • Marcella Michelangeli : La mère
  • And with: Fabrizio Forte, Marino Cenna, Stanko Molnar


  • Director Paolo et Vittorio Taviani
  • Scenario Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani
  • Original work author Gavino Ledda
  • Photo director Mario Masini
  • Set Design Gianni Sbarra
  • Costume Design Lina Nerli Taviani
  • Sound Pietrantonio Federico, Adriano Taloni, Giovanni Sardo
  • Editing Roberto Perpignani
  • Original music Egisto Macchi
  • Producer Giuliani G. De Negri
  • Production Compagny Radio Televisione Italiana (RTI)
  • Distributor MK2

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1.66:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1976
  • Release date for France09/21/1977
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorColors
  • LanguageItalian


  1. Cannes Film Festival 1977

Palme d'Or

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