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The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1979)

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A movie directed by Ermanno Olmi

Item Name: The Tree of Wooden Clogs; Studio: KOCH LORBER FILMS

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Director: Ermanno Olmi
1 review about The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1979)

A Bittersweet Harvest

  • Jul 17, 2008
Rating:
+3
As an award-winning Italian film, 'Tree of Wooden Clogs' examines a cross-section of four Italian peasant families during the turn-of-the-century. For nearly three hours we get the full deliberations of people who marry, work the land, and deal with their meager existence. Despite the adversity, they summon peaceful resolve with their Catholic faith while the winds of revolution blow around them with an agitation that garners nothing but their indifference.

The heart of the plot revolves around Batisti (Luigi Ornaghi) a family man whose wife brings forth another son. Bearing a fragile existence, Batisti cuts down a landlord's tree to replace another son's broken wooden clog. For side plots, one elderly man finds a coin on the ground during a holiday festival and hides it inside a neighbor's horse's hoof, while a newly married couple travels to Milan to celebrate their honeymoon in a convent.

For those who liked 'Into Great Silence (Two-Disc Set)' this movie classic will be comparatively moving. Almost identical in movie time, the deliberate pace is less slow, but equally beautiful to watch.

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