Synopsis by Dan Pavlides
A young man who cares for pigs defends a mentally challenged girl. When he fights with the local saloon keeper, the man gets the boy drunk and bribes the priest into marrying the boy to the unfortunate girl. When a teacher arrives to instruct the ladies of the town in painting, the swineherd is used as a model and then a boy-toy for the teacher's pleasure. The teacher takes another lover and gives up the young man with the excuse that she didn't know he was married. The young swineherd kills his wife, but his father takes the blame and confesses his sins before he dies in prison. The people of the town exact their revenge on the swineherd as he is tied to the massive church bells and subjected to a torturous demise in this depressing feature.
alcoholism, bribery, child, child-abuse, decadence, defense [military], family, father, killing, mental-retardation, modeling, parent, priest, revenge, son, teacher