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Kes - Criterion Collection - Region 1 DVD

Kes - Criterion Collection
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6 years, 5 months ago at Dec 28 18:17
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.
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Description: Kes is based on the 1968 novel A Kestrel for a Knave by English writer Barry Hines, who grew up near Barnsley, where the story takes place, and escaped life in the coalmines by doing well at school and becoming a physical-education teacher-an ironic fact, since a vivid scene in the film shows a phys-ed teacher bossing and browbeating his pupils like an overgrown child himself. After setting up a production company called Kestrel Films, in honor of their first project, Loach and partner Tony Garnett adapted Hines's book in collaboration with the author. Going to various Yorkshire schools in search of boys with acting talent, L ... (more)
Manufacturer: Criterion Collection
Release date: 19 April 2011
Number of discs: 2
EAN: 0715515070614 UPC: 715515070614
Tags: England (1), School (1), Falcon (1), Kestrel (1), Boy (1), Coal (1), Miner (1), 1968 (1), Bullied (1), Coming Of Age (1), Drama (1), Education (1)
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