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    Unique ID Code: 0000043578
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    Added on: 14/12/2002 10:37
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    Kes (UK)

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    A doomed attempt to escape the drudgery of the industrial North
    Certificate: PG
    Running Time: 106 mins
    Retail Price: £15.99
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    1960s British film-making showed much of its potential in this now classic movie chronicling the boyhood experiences of Billy (David Bradley), whose expectations lead no further than following his father into the pits when he reaches manhood. Everything changes when he finds Kes, an injured Kestrel, whom he nurses and cherishes back to health. Their relationship becomes symbolic of a doomed attempt to escape the drudgery of the industrial North. Kes is a beautiful, moving and compassionate film, realistic and often funny. Written and directed by Ken Loach, that most politically committed of British film-makers, Kes is one of the most impassioned works of this gifted director.

    Special Features:
    Original theatrical trailer

    Video Tracks:
    Standard 1.33:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital Mono English
    Dolby Digital Mono German

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Ken Loach

    Written By:

    Brian Glover
    Colin Welland
    Lynne Perrie
    Freddie Fletcher
    David Bradley

    Soundtrack By:
    John Cameron

    Director of Photography:
    Chris Menges

    Roy Watts

    Costume Designer:
    Daphne Dare

    Tony Garnett

    Metro Goldwyn Mayer

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