Top positive review
5 people found this helpful
on 18 August 2012
This film was inspired by an Italian novel which relates the physical and psychological misery of a family and mainly of the young hero subjected to the violent domination ot the father and forced to give up school to become a shepherd in a very lonely and savage countryside ,with no human contact .The hero will rise and revolt under the oppression .
A very strong , sometimes shocking film which denounces the evils caused by extreme poverty and analphabetism , directed by the talented Taviani brothers ,it won the Palme d 'or at the cannes Festival of 1977 and other prizes