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Kes

A Kestrel for a Knave (UK: working title)

My Rating: /10
Rating:  6.9/10  Votes:  ( 29 )    IMDb

Director:
Release:
1969 November, 19
Country:
UK
Runtime:
110 minutes
Genre:
Drama / Family
Cumulative Worldwide Gross:
$ 19 517

    

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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. - IMDb

История 12-летнего тинэйджера Билли Каспера, у которого нет друзей, над которым в школе издеваются сверстники и учителя. Он находит утешение только когда находит сокола и решает заняться воспитанием ловчих птиц.

Rating Percentage % Votes
10
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8
9
17%
5
8
14%
4
7
14%
4
6
0%
0
5
0%
0
4
7%
2
3
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2
3%
1
1
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5
29
Arithmetic mean = 6.9
'Kes' - falken Sweden
Kerkenez (Turkish title) Turkey
Kes - falken (Swedish title) Finland
Kes - haukungen Norway
Kes - poika ja haukka (DVD title) Finland
A Kestrel for a Knave (working title) UK
Os Dois Indomáveis Portugal
Poika ja haukka Finland
Soimul Romania
Κες Greece
Кез (Bulgarian title) Bulgaria
Кес Russia
ケス (Japanese title) Japan
鷹與男孩 Taiwan

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Children's Cast:

David Bradley [16] Billy
Robert Naylor MacDowell

User Commentaries:

Shadrach      6 Nov 2009
A great film. Grim, but humourous. David Bradley gives a wonderfully natural performance in this achingly true-to-life movie.
rwandsworth0      15 Feb 2009
Excellent storyline, as is the case with all of Barry Hines' material. Sadly a significant portion of the book was cut from the film and as such could make parts of the plot harder to understand.

That said, it is a good film and well worth watching, however I'd advise anyone to read the book as well. Look out for the brilliant early performance of TV hard-man Brian Glover.

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