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Bandits of Orgosolo (Benditi a Orgosolo) (Italy, 1961)

Bandits of Orgosolo (1961)
November 7, 2011 - 7:30 pm

Directed by Vittorio De Seta

After bandits use his remote sheepfold as a hideout, a shepherd already underwater on his bank loans is forced to flee from corrupt police deep into the treacherous mountains with his flock. In his first fiction feature, documentarian  Vittorio De Seta grounds this rural thriller with rich ethnographic detail to craft a devastating masterpiece about fate and the fragility of life on the economic fringes.

Producer: Vittorio De Seta. Screenwriter: Vittorio De Seta, Vera Gherarducci. Cinematographer: Vittorio De Seta. Editor: Jolanda Benvenuti. Cast: Michele Cossu, Peppeddu Cucco, Vittorina Pisano.

35mm, b/w, in Italian with English subtitles, 98 min.