Banditi a Orgosolo (1961) AKA Bandits of Orgosolo


Gangsters and thugs run the small Sardinian town of Orgosolo, a place where crime proliferates despite the picturesque views afforded by the local geography. This is the harsh reality of daily life for a local shepherd who tries to keep to himself but is eventually accused of theft and murder. Rather than try his luck with the crime bosses, he flees to the mountains to try to escape his fate, a task that proves more difficult than originally planned.

Director: Vittorio De Seta. AKA Bandits of Orgosolo
Stars: Michele Cossu (uncredited), Peppeddu Cuccu (uncredited), Vittorina Pisano (uncredited).

1961 Venice Film Festival – Winner Best First Work (Vittorio De Seta).
1961 Venice Film Festival – Nominated for the Golden Lion.



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  1. Tom
    February 24, 2020

    What a wonderful film. Thanks very much to whoever requested it.

  2. eskimosdon'tweartimes
    July 6, 2023

    Fantastic in every way. This is a true lost classic if there ever was one. I first became aware of this film from the Cahiers du Cinema best films of the 1960s lists over 25 years ago and hadn’t been able to find it anywhere until here last month. So thanks very much for the upload. The English subtitled version of Un Uomo a Meta (Half a Man) (1966) starring Jacques Perrin – De Seta’s next film, which is also quite excellent, is on you tube (you have to turn English translation on in settings) and movie detective.

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