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Kes
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Freddie Fletcher Freddie Fletcher
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Lynne Perrie Lynne Perrie
Mrs. Casper
Colin Welland Colin Welland
Mr. Farthing
Brian Glover Brian Glover
Mr. Sugden
Bob Bowes Bob Bowes
Mr. Gryce
Bernard Atha Bernard Atha
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Kes (1969) - Original trailer

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Kes (1969) Music by Dean James Fletcher

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Kes - imdb review

9 years, 7 months ago at Sep 30 12:22
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Kes adapted from the Barry Hines novel 'A Kestral for a Knave' is absolutely amazing. The review on imdb says it all for me, so am repeating that review here:

If you are not from the north of England you may have difficulty with the dialogue in this film but don't let it put you off this is a masterpiece. The story of a teenage boy with no friends and no hope set in the mining hear... read more

A good movie

1 year, 5 months ago at Nov 23 16:32
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Honestly, it has been a while since I have watched this flick and maybe I should re-watch it again at some point. Anyway, back in the 90’s, I was quite a fan of Ken Loach’s work so I was quite eager to check this movie, one of his very first. Indeed, it is usually considered a massive classic from the British cinema so I had some rather high expectations. Eventually, to be honest, even though... read more
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Description: Kes is a story of Barnsley boy Billy Casper (David Bradley), academic failure and eternal victim, who finds release and a sense of personal identity through training the eponymous kestrel. Committed to falconry in a way he'll never be to anything at school, Billy gets abuse from his snotty peers and malicious PE teacher Mr. Sugden (Brian Glover, typically brilliant and bullish). Only buoyant Mr. Farthing (Colin Welland) shows any interest in Billy's extracurricular activities as, he discovers this apparently useless layabout is actually highly intelligent and dedicated. Despite its mixture of gritty classroom politics and dow ... (more)
Release date: 3 April 1970
Tags: Drama (14), British (11), 1969 (9), Coming Of Age (7), 1960s (7), Falconry (5), England (5), School (5), Based On Novel (4), Soccer (4), Based On Book (4), Yorkshire (4), Bird (3), Kestrel (3), UK (3), Boy (3), Adaptation (3), Soccer Coach (3), Nature (3), Classic (2)
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