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The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962)

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
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A rebellious youth, sentenced to a boy's reformatory for robbing a bakery, rises through the ranks of the institution through his prowess as a long distance runner.
Release date: 8 October 1962
Tags: Drama (6), Anger (4), 1962 (4), Reformatory (4), England (4), Prison (3), British (3), 1960s (3), Running (2), UK (2), 60's (2), Angry Young Men (2), (2), Rebellion (2), Flashbacks (2), Poverty (2), Sport (2), Juvenile Delinquent (1), Death Of Father (1), Rebel (1)
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" Realistic portrait of a loser. Actor Tom Courtenay steals every scene he's in as he looks like a young delinquent. The film make good use of flashbacks and is interestingly told. Only reason it doesn't feel that fresh anymore is that British cinema has used the movie as basis for any other film in the same genre."


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