The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner - Tony Richardson - Film - British Film Institute - 5035673010037 - 22. juni 2015
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The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner

Tony Richardson

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The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner

Alan Sillitoe's autobiographical novel about a rebellious 18-year-old living in dreary Lancashire proved to be the perfect material for Tony Richardson to adapt in the early 1960s. The film stars Tom Courtenay as the disaffected Colin Smith, who ends up in a Borstal, or reform school, after robbing a bakery. The Governor (Sir Michael Redgrave), the institution's chief authority, believes in physical training as a means of rehabilitating his charges. Despite his contempt for all authority, Colin one day inadvertently outruns the school's leading long-distance runner, and the Governor immediately assigns him to be trained for an imminent competition with a well-known public school. During his solitary training exercises, Colin flashes back to scenes of his chaotic youth: his father, a blue-collar worker dying of cancer, and his mother, a foul-mouthed harridan, blowing the insurance settlement on a new lover and a new TV. On the day of the big race, the two schools must share a locker room, and Gunthorpe (James Fox), the captain of the opposing team, reflexively wishes Colin good luck. The surprised boy looks at him as though these are the only words of encouragement he's ever received. Courtenay is exceptional in his film debut, exuding the bitterness typical of the director's early 'angry young man' films. Employing jump cuts and undercranked scenes borrowed from the Nouvelle Vague, the film emphasizes the oppressiveness of the boy's environment and the temporary freedom that running offers him.


//BY/ TONY RICHARDSON

Medie Film     Blu-ray   (Blu-ray Disc)
Antal discs 1
Udgivet 22. juni 2015
EAN/UPC 5035673010037
Udgiver British Film Institute BFIB1003
Genre Drama
Mål 138 × 172 × 16 mm   ·   76 g
Spilletid 104:00:00
Region Region B   (Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia and Oceania)
Lydformat Mono
Billedformat 1.78:1 WS (16:9 COD)
Sprog Engelsk  
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Hovedmedvirkende Michael Redgrave
Hovedmedvirkende Tom Courtenay
Skuespiller John Thaw
Skuespiller Alec McCowen
Skuespiller Michael Redgrave
Skuespiller James Bolam
Skuespiller Tom Courtenay

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