David Bradley as Billy Casper in Kes (1969).

Flashback: Kes (1969) – working-class boy trapped by social norms in Ken Loach’s early masterpiece

The director’s breakthrough feature paints teachers as oppressors and children as victims in an overwhelmingly sad tale of oppression, purpose and the futility of life without social mobility

Topic |   European films

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David Bradley as Billy Casper in Kes (1969).
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