About

The life inside a farm in Italy at the beginning of the century. Many poor country families live there, and the owner pays them by their productivity. One of the families has a very clever child. They decide to send him to school instead of make him help them, although this represents a great sacrifice. The boy has to wake up very early and walk several miles to get to the school. One day the boy'...

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Directed by

Ermanno Olmi

Written by

Ermanno Olmi (Writer)

Runtime

186 minutes

Country

Italy

Language

Italian

Tagline

When the family of man was still--- a family.

Cast

Keywords

winter parent child relationship school village money farm shoe peasant dancing early 1900s record player lombardy pig slaughter

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