Kes Movie Review Summary

Actors: David Bradley, Freddie Fletcher, Colin Welland, Brian Glover

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KES was directed by Ken Loach in 1969 and earned two British Film Academy awards.
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The setting is a small mining town in England. Blly Casper is 14 years old and lives poorly with his mother and his elder brother Jud, a miner. Before going to school, Billy delivers newspapers and often arrives late. One day, Billy discovers a nest of falcons in a stone wall and takes one of these birds with him with the intention to tame it. He steals a book on the subject in a bookshop and starts to work with Kes.

The education of Kes enthralls Billy who, one day, makes an improvised presentation at school about the taming of falcons. His comrades are very interested by it and his teacher even comes to attend the raising of Kes on the next weekend. On the other hand, Billy ignores more and more often his lessons and makes the despair of the professional career advisers who talk with him. One day, his brother asks him to make a bet for him but Billy uses the money to buy food for Kes. Jud will be looking for him all day and, finally, decides to take revenge on the falcon instead.
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Script Analysis of Kes

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Animal or Object Story    -   Yes Kind of animal or object:    -   bird

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Forest?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   school

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   Some foul language Is this movie based on a    -   book

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