L'albero degli Zoccoli (The Tree of Wooden Clogs)
L'albero degli Zoccoli (The Tree of Wooden Clogs) (1979)

Italian filmmaker Ermanno Olmi's Tree of the Wooden Clogs covers a period of twelve months, dividing its time between three peasant families, all of whom work on the estate of an all-but-absentee landlord. Special emphasis is given the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 13, 2004
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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Keeps its Marxist message under wraps, and manages never to be either lackluster or thrilling.

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Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

A gentle Catholic counterpoint to angry Marxist peasant cinema… acutely aware of harsh economic and social injustices, but devoid of violent revolutionary spirit.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

An Italian masterpiece that elegantly and effortlessly depicts the natural rhythms of life in a rural community in the nineteenth century.

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Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

The value here is in documenting an example of the small social units and their values that were steps in the evolution to representational government.

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Dimitris Springer
Sometimes,you don't need none but the amateur's heart.Olmi's glorifying tenderness qualifies his ability to show reality as a glass of water:he… More