The Boy from Kalabria [Un ragazzo di Calabria]
Directed By: Luigi Comencini
January 21, 1987 / Italian / 90 mins
Dad wants his 13-year-old son to work harder and smarter than he himself did; thus justifying the beatings and scoldings given the boy. The boy was also forced to work with some rope manufacturers who worked him like a dog.
IMDB Movie Page: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092694
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