#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Bullied at school and ignored and abused at home by his indifferent mother and older brother, Billy Casper (David Bradley), 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 Mr. Farthing (Colin Welland) and his fellow students, Billy finally finds a positive purpose to his unhappy existence, until tragedy strikes.
Plot: A young, English working-class boy spends his free time caring for and training his pet falcon.
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Possibly the best British film of all time !
Although Kes was not Loach’s first film (he had made “Cathy come home” for television and “Poor Cow”) it is probably his best both artistically and historically. Historically, the film is an important one, because it’s the first one that gives an accurate description of a working-class environment. There had been several social realist movies made before it, such as Karel Reisz’s “Saturday Night and Sunday Morning” or Tony Richardson’s “Billy Liar”, but Kes set a whole new agenda. Esthetically, Loach went a lot further than those before him, filming his characters in a quasi-documentary way. Also, the actors were, for a great part, non-professionals, which lent a further “realistic” touch to the film. For the first time, strong regional accents (Yorkshire) were allowed to flow freely. Finally, the story itself is extremely compelling. Without being at all demonstrative or heavy, the film is the most powerful indictment of the british class system that has ever been recorded on film.
Billy Casper, the hero, is shown to have absolutely no chance of escaping his harsh milieu. At home, his half-brother bullies him and he finds no comfort from his mother. At school the behaviour of teachers, career-councillors and headmasters ranges from violent to merely condescending. It’s this anti-institutional side to the film that makes it so powerful. Billy basically knows that he’ll probably end up down the mine and he knows that school isn’t there for his pleasure or his fulfillment but to tell him what to do. So, unable to express himself at home or at school, Billy develops a passion for hawks and devotes great time and effort to the taming of a kestrel. This passion comes to symbolise both the boy’s hopes and his identity.
A pleasure to watch
Kes is a film i was aware about all the way back to when i was at school (it was made the year after i was born)but i never got around to seeing it until now and boy am i pleased i did. Rarely is there a film that exudes charm like Kes. The acting is not brilliant , neither is the script but that is what makes this film such a joy. It made me feel i was back at school amongst the self important jumped up teachers and the cruel kids .It made me remember the times when i was a teenager that i didnt care for at the time yet it also made me long to be that age again! The story is of a young lad who through having a bad time at school and with his family he finds solice in training a young bird of prey. David bradley (Casper) is excellent ,as is Brian Glover as the P.E teacher who likes to think he is Bobby Charlton. The scene when he takes the boys out to play football is brilliant . The cinemetography is superb and the haunting music contributes to what can only be described as Very good movie. 8 out of 10.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 51 min (111 min), 1 hr 30 min (90 min) (Netherlands)
Genre Drama, Family
Director Ken Loach
Writer Barry Hines (novel), Barry Hines (adaptation), Ken Loach (adaptation), Tony Garnett (adaptation)
Actors David Bradley, Freddie Fletcher, Lynne Perrie, Colin Welland
Awards Won 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations.
Production Company Woodfall Film Productions, Kestrel Films
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.66 : 1
Laboratory DeLuxe, London, UK (color)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 16 mm, 35 mm