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Ratings & Reviews

  1. P D Dawson's rating of the film Padre padrone

    An unsettling tale of familial poverty and hardship and of a father undone by the hardships perhaps fallen upon him. Is this then a tale of generational cycles of lost hope and perpetual cruelty? The farmer's son is brought into service at a very young age and treated with absolute cruelty through to his adult years. But there is hope for him, even if not redemption for his father. A powerful, daring and moving film.

  2. FISCHER's rating of the film Padre padrone

    Admirable film des frères Paolo et Vittorio Taviani, transi de souffrance intestine et d'une poésie rêche. L'oeuvre fascine et laisse un tenace souvenir... www.cinefiches.com

  3. Nabil Hamzaki's rating of the film Padre padrone

    "Money is your body, orders are your lungs, obedience is the air you breathe."

  4. captainfez's rating of the film Padre padrone

    If you want to watch kids fuck chickens and cut sheep throats, go ahead. I'm with the sheep: shit in that milk.

  5. Za Hoo's rating of the film Padre padrone

    horrifying and pertinent lessons for today regarding power. the last act of the film is incredible.

  6. francescaborrelli's rating of the film Padre padrone

  7. CafeGradiva's rating of the film Padre padrone

    2,7 / powerful, but... somehow mixed up, confuse

  8. redux's rating of the film Padre padrone

    Like a symphony played on an accordion, an essential story is fatally degraded by gimmicky, outdated direction. (Critical consensus can do a favour.)

  9. Christopher McQuain's rating of the film Padre padrone

  10. Alden's rating of the film Padre padrone

    I found this a bit schematic, and closer to a conceptual map than a a story of characters coming to life (ironically as it is based on a true life story). But that didn't bother me as I found the symbols powerful. Mostly associating the father figure to a master, someone who owns you, everything you have and your education. A good rebellion film that doesn't take sides.

  11. narcekirdegi's rating of the film Padre padrone

    the film really makes you "feel". considering the time and the dynamics of the region, the film is ice-clear.

  12. João Rocha's rating of the film Padre padrone

    Is so sadly true. Is the naked view of a generation in the rural zone of almost of the countries in the south of europe

  13. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film Padre padrone

    Una película con estilo atípico para ser italiano. Los Taviani realizan un filme biográfico que no pone como personaje principal al protagonista de dicha biografía, sino al padre de este, todo un emblema de la tiranía. ¿Es acaso un síntoma de lo histórico? Aquí hay una lectura sobre el poder. Fuera de eso, una película con un excentrisismo ocasional curioso y momentos aburridos.

  14. kimsha100's rating of the film Padre padrone

    Brutal, sad and profound...an insight into rural Sardinian culture. Even more amazing, this is based closely on a true story.

  15. Ayesha Casely-Hayford's rating of the film Padre padrone

    Amazing to hear this voice of a shepherd who had his life stolen by his father but who found his own way and became a writer. A shocking and beautiful film.

  16. Pymo's rating of the film Padre padrone

    Teach me how to fight!

  17. Samuel Andrade's rating of the film Padre padrone

    ★★★★ the moving education of the humble.

  18. Morris Stuttard's rating of the film Padre padrone

    Defies description this – is great on so many levels that I can’t even start explaining why – would need pages and pages for a review to do this film justice. But I will say one thing – if anyone has a special interest in film sound – this is an utter MUST SEE. Heck, everyone should see it.