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Kes
(1969)

Country: UK

Genre: Drama

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Synopsis

Billy Casper comes from the poorest end of town (Barnsley, England), he can't concentrate at school and does very badly. He is beaten up regularly by his elder brother and disregarded by everyone. Then one day he sees a wild Kestrel and this leads to a whole new side of his character being discovered. He is as surprised as everyone else by what he discovers but a tragic end is in store.

Notes

  • Directed by Ken Loach

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Cast

  • David Bradley
    (Billy Casper)
  • Brian Glover
  • Freddie Fletcher
  • Lynn Perrie
  • Colin Welland

BoyActors Reviews

15 member reviews/ratings for this Movie

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I totally agree with the other reviewers on the excellence of David Bradley and how superbly he performed in this movie. Thanks to TCM and the cable's DVR system I was able to tape it and it will remain in my DVR for as long as possible. I will never get tired of watching it.

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One of the greatest boy movies ever. David ('Dai') Bradley is forever immortalised as Billy Casper. (He was a fine actor, and continued to show how superb he was in films and TV series of the 70s, such as "The Jensen Code".) Brian Glover also gives a terrific performance. An absolute must-see.

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One of Ken Loach's first films, and his best -- Cathy Come Home and I, Daniel Blake are also very good and deserve a watch, but Land and Freedom, for instance, is not a patch on Juan Antonio Bardem's Seven Days in January: in fact, it could aptly have been titled Homage to Catalonia: The Soap. Kes is part of the 'kitchen sink realism' movement in British film that produced such fine movies as A Taste of Honey, A Kind of Loving, This Sporting Life, The Leather Boys and The L-Shaped Room, but is also something special by itself.

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I was floored by this picture. I have nothing negative to say.

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A exelent movie.David bradly were exelent as billy casper.

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