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 another pair. What can they do?
Drama | History
Dir. Ermanno Olmi, Italy, 1978, 186 mins, Subtitles
Cast: Luigi Ornaghi, Francesca Moriggi, Omar Brignoli