Kes (1969) 1080p YIFY Movie

Kes (1969) 1080p

Kes is a movie starring David Bradley, Brian Glover, and Freddie Fletcher. A young, English working-class boy spends his free time caring for and training his pet falcon.

IMDB: 7.96 Likes

  • Genre: Drama | Family
  • Quality: 1080p
  • Size: 2.12G
  • Resolution: / fps
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 110
  • IMDB Rating: 7.9/10 
  • MPR: Normal
  • Peers/Seeds: 11 / 12

The Synopsis for Kes (1969) 1080p

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 Mr. Farthing () and his fellow students, Billy finally finds a positive purpose to his unhappy existence, until tragedy strikes.


The Director and Players for Kes (1969) 1080p

[Director]Ken Loach
[Role:]Lynne Perrie
[Role:]Freddie Fletcher
[Role:]David Bradley
[Role:]Brian Glover


The Reviews for Kes (1969) 1080p


One of the best British films ever madeReviewed byg_rudgeVote: 9/10

Kes is as good as it gets for British cinema. The story of a working class Barnsley boy who befriends a wild bird of prey is brilliant. For a boy who won the audition at his high school, David Bradley is a great find and a natural talent.

It shows hard, gritty and working class life in the Yorkshire towns and cities, and it also lets us delve into the world of 196o's education, where punishments included the cain, and this film wasn't scared to show it.

Although the acting is sketchy at times, it doesn't matter as many of the people in the film came from Barnsley, Rotherham, Sheffield and Wakefield, it is without doubt one of the best British films ever made - a gritty and fitting portrayal of life in Yorkshire in the 1960's.

Ken Loach's best!Reviewed bylasttimeisawVote: 7/10

Billy Casper (Bradley) is a schoolboy, around 14 or so, his visage looks awfully older than his real age and his scrawny skeleton makes him smaller among his schoolmates, he lived in a coal mine town of England, his father is absent, his mother (Perrie) is negligent and his worst nightmare is his bigger brother, Jud (Fletcher) who cannot leave him in peace even in sleep because they have to squeeze in the same bed. Billy has to moonlight as a paperboy every morning to supplement household expenses before going to the Protestant school, where he constantly succumbs to the receiving end of the browbeating from his peers, or a tyrannic football coach (Glover), or a diatribe from the pontifical headmaster (Bowes) and his cane, even so, school is better than working in the dangerous pit where Jud currently works. Subconsciously Billy is rebellious to the adulthood whereas there is no hope in his bleak future (hard-hitting political philosophy is Ken Loach's unwavering trademark which can already be pungently detected in his second feature-length).

Nevertheless, Billy has developed a keen eye on falconry, he has no qualm to snitch a book about it in a secondhand bookstore, and finally steals a fledgling kestrel from its nest, which he names Kes and it becomes one glimmer light in Billy's otherwise dismal life, he trains Kes every day in a green field, from baby steps with jesses until it can soar unbridledly, composer John Cameron renders the melodious oboe to personify Kes' presence, and a sublime coexistence occurs, later, as Billy's benevolent teacher Mr. Farthing (Welland) sagely points out, there is a serene power of silence created by Kes, whenever it flaps, hovers, glides and swoops. To Billy, Kes is never a pet, it cannot be tamed, instead, he is a caretaker, to feed and train it regularly, to appreciate the time when he can observe this sacred creature within close-range. A mutual equilibrium which lays bare the ultimate harmony between human and nature, unfortunately it is doomed to be broken, Loach never condescends to emotionally manipulative his audiences to elicit pathos, instead he brandishes his camera like a stern bystander, shows us the brutal reality as it happens.

David Bradley is wondrous to behold, for all his falconry competence, the utterly effortless line-delivery out of his apparent low-class grubbiness and his emotional crunch near the end is drastically affecting, a BAFTA win for BEST NEW COMER is fairly-honored. Colin Welland, who also won a BAFTA for BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, is the saving grace of all the human characters around Billy's life, he and Bradley fabricate the most touching moments in this rather bleak tale, and he would later win an Oscar as a screenwriter for CHARIOTS OF FIRE (1981). Lynne Perrie as Billy mother, doesn't have too much screen time, but she defiantly defies the usual cliché of a single mother who doesn't love her offspring, in this case, she is just incompetent to assume the job as a mother, she doesn't understand Billy and has too much grouch to the dire situation and a good-for-nothing Jud, even among all the domestic disturbance near the end, we can accuse her not love Billy, such a sheer insight of the dreadful reality of parenthood.

The film is adapted from Barry Hines' novel A KESTREL FOR A KNAVE, which is intrinsically in agreement with Ken Loach's working-class inclination, KES is indisputably among the best crops of UK productions dedicated to the ordinary hoi polloi, a timeless classic about a boy and his kestrel, the entrancing oneness between man and nature, and a soulful cautionary tale of a time should not been forgotten, or maybe it is still present elsewhere in this imperfect world .

Manchester United 1 Tottenham Hotspur 2Reviewed byProperCharlieVote: 8/10

The beauty of this film lies in the simplicity and purity of its message. If you want to get along, especially in a Northern English mining town in the 60's, do not ever hope for anything better. If you do, the world's gonna come and kick you in the teeth. Discuss.

Billy Casper has an empty life. In trouble with the police for theft, he shares a bed with his brother (a discontent miner willing to take out his frustrations on just about anyone nearby), goes to a school with some dispiriting and brutally repressive teachers, and has nothing to look forward to but the day when he to descends into Hades to work the coalface.

Until Kes comes along. Kes is a kestrel that Billy rears and trains. Kes soars where Billy can only dream. Kes is hope.

Ken Loach is the master of social commentary and I think this is probably his best film. This film embodies what it means to be working class in all the best traditional ways. You work, you do not have ambition, you are surrounded by people who have accepted their lot in life, you cannot hope for better, you won't be allowed to hope for better. If that sounds brutal, it is and so is this film. You aren't told right and wrong, you are told what is. It is thrust in your face for you to deal with.

The best thing about this film are all the characters that surround Billy. All have had all spirit hammered out of them at an early age and are damned if any one else is going to have any. The teachers casual and resigned brutality living what remains of their dreams by playing against the boys on the football field and imagining they are Bobby Charlton (and still losing) is perfectly displayed. The shop keeper's humouring of childish enthusiasm because he knows it ain't going to last. And most of all Billy's brother's spiteful depression. His spirit has been freshly crushed and it still rankles.

And amidst this gloom shines Billy and Kes. They soar above this nightmare like Andy Dufrense soars when he plays opera to the Shawshank inmates. Ken is telling us hope is a jewel to be treasured especially when it is surrounded by those wishing it crushed and buried.

You must see this film, especially if you've seen the Shawshank Redemption. Be warned though, there is no redemption here. Don't be afraid of the accents you non-Yorkshire folk. Just think of it as Wallace and Gromit without the cheese.

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