Overview

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's shoes break when returning home, but they do not have money to buy other. What can they do?

  1. Ermanno Olmi

    Director, Writer

Facts

Original Title L'albero degli zoccoli

Status Released

Release Information

  • June 1, 1979
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language Italian

Runtime 3h 6m

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100

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