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?
|Tagline:||When the family of man was still— a family.|
|Cast:||Antonio Ferrari, Battista Trevaini, Brunella Migliaccio, Carlo Rota, Carmelo Silva, Emilio Pedroni, Felice Cervi, Francesca Bassurini, Francesca Moriggi, Francesca Villa, Franco Pilenga, Giacomo Cavalleri, Giuseppe Brignoli, Giuseppina Langalelli, Guglielmo Badoni, Laura Lecatelli, Lina Ricci, Lorenza Frigeni, Lorenzo Pedroni, Lucia Pezzoli, Luigi Ornaghi, Maria Grazia Caroli, Mario Brignoli, Massimo Fratus, Omar Brignoli, Pasqualina Brolis, Pierangelo Bertoli, Teresa Brescianini, Vittorio Capelli|
|Director:||Ermanno Olmi, Fiorella Lugli|