Banditi a Orgosolo (1961)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama, Rural Drama  |   Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - Italy  |  
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Vittorio De Seta, a long-time documentarian, turned to feature film with this low-budget drama, acted entirely by an amateur cast of Sardinian peasants. Peppeddu Cosso is quite capable in the lead as a shepherd wrongfully accused of criminal behavior. To escape persecution, the shepherd runs away, taking his flock with him. In a bit of self-fulfilling prophecy, however, the untimely death of his sheep pushes the poor man into a real life of crime, as he is forced to steal in order to survive. The Sardinian dialects were redubbed into standard Italian prior to initial release.

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false-accusation, Italian [nationality], on-the-run, peasant, shepherd, sheep