Epic view of the lives of four peasant families working on an estate in turn of the century Northern Italy. The title comes from the shoes the peasants wear. When a young boy breaks a shoe, his father risks punishment by cutting down one of his landlord's trees to make a new pair of clogs. Slow moving and beautiful, from former industrial filmmaker Olmi. In Italian with English subtitles.
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Available on VHS
Running time 185 minutes.
Originally from Italian.
Cannes 1978: Film; N.Y. Film Critics 1979: Foreign Film.
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