Ken Loach, 1969


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Film Details

Directed by Ken Loach

Produced in 1969

Main Language - ENGLISH

Countries & Regions - British Film

Film Description

Still Loach's best-known and best-loved film adapted from the Barry Hines novel A Kestrel for a Knave. The portrait of northern working class life remains as pertinent and fiercely unsentimental almost 30 years on, and everyone remembers the famous football games sequence with the late lamented Brian Glover hilariously impersonating Bobby Charlton. A true classic of postwar British cinema.


DVD Details

Certificate: PG

Publisher: MGM

Length: 106 mins

Aspect ratio: 4x3

Format: DVD B&W

Region: 2

Released: 20th January 2003

Cat No: 16823DVD

Subtitles: English HoH, German HoH, Turkish.

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by Anon on 8th April 2004

David Bradley plays Billy Casper, a bored teenager who one day happens upon a young kestrel in a field near his home. Billy names the bird 'Kes' and takes it under his... Read on

by Anon on 24th December 2002

Ken Loach's second feature film was awarded the bnest film prize at the Karlovy Vary Festival in 1969. Despite this, the distributor (United Artists) was unsure of the... Read on

by Anon on 12th September 2000

the best film ever made.David Bradley,Freddie fletcher and lynne Perrie were outstanding Read on


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