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Kes (DVD) - £2.99 @ Play & Amazon
Kes (DVD) - £2.99 @ Play & Amazon

Kes (DVD) - £2.99 @ Play & Amazon

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This was only Ken Loach's second cinema feature but it still ranks as one of his finest and most moving films. Billy, a disaffected young lad living on a soulless Barnsley estate, finds a fledgling kestrel and, for the first time in his life, feels his imagination gripped. With infinite patience--and a book on falconry nicked from a local bookstore--he starts to train the bird.

There's no boy-and-his-pet sentimentality here: the relationship between Kes the bird and the puny, taciturn Billy is the kinship, full of wary respect, between two wild creatures, and when Kes for the first time flies free and returns to Billy's wrist, the sense of exhilaration is overwhelming.

Although Loach never rams his message home, it's clear that Billy stands for a whole generation of youngsters whose potential, barring some such chance event, will never be even fractionally realised. Chris Menges' photography brings out all the austere beauty of the Yorkshire locations, and Loach draws believable performances from his largely non-professional cast--especially the 14-year-old David Bradley, stunningly convincing as Billy. And anyone who has ever suffered under a bullying, self-satisfied sports teacher will squirm with recognition at the brilliant cameo from the late Brian Glover.

Special Features
Original theatrical trailer
Interactive menu screens and chapter selections

21 Comments

ans off cocks, ont' socks

Does it have subtitles for us Southerners?

love this film but i can't help but think about craig david now when kes is mentioned X)

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Great film and super hot deal.

Kanedaaaaaa

Does it have subtitles for us Southerners?


And a free can of shandy.

Tha southern jessies dunt need subtitles ya clout ehds

Kanedaaaaaa

Does it have subtitles for us Southerners?


no but it does come with a mirrored case and a sound recorder so those 'dahhn saaarf' can stare at themselves and playback recordings of their own voices.

Kes was the first book i read

spaceinvader

no but it does come with a mirrored case and a sound recorder so those … no but it does come with a mirrored case and a sound recorder so those 'dahhn saaarf' can stare at themselves and playback recordings of their own voices.



As opposed to northerners who might look at the case and think there's someone trapped inside!

Hot from me. Just ordered, only 13 left on Amazon

Reyt gud!

CASPER CASPER! Great film.


This film depressed the sh*t out of me when i was a kid !!!

"You're a regular cigerette factory aren't ya lad!?"

'I'll give you a sampling of my footballing skills... a rare delight...'

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Absolute classic "Dennis laws in the wash this week"

Xeijin

As opposed to northerners who might look at the case and think there's … As opposed to northerners who might look at the case and think there's someone trapped inside!



Nah Then Lad

ps thanks OP ordered, been looking for this for ages

Casper the cadger they call thee !!!
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