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David Bradley, Freddie Fletcher, Lynne Perrie, Colin Welland View All


Ken Loach (Screenplay), Ken Loach (Director), Tony Garnett (Screenplay), Barry Hines (Writer) View All

Release: Apr. 3rd, 1970
Runtime: 1 hour, 51 minutes
Bullied at school and ignored and abused at home by his indifferent mother and older brother, Billy Casper, a 15-year-old working-class Yorkshire boy, tames and trains his pet kestrel falcon whom he names Kes. Helped and encouraged by his English teacher and his fellow students, Billy finally finds a positive purpose to his unhappy existence—until tragedy strikes.
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I see now that Kes isnt going to make the Mofo top 100 of the 1960s which is a terrible shame as it rightly is viewed in Britain as one of the very best of the 60s, indeed the BFI (British Film Institute) has it as number 7 in the best British films of any decade.