Life is tough and cheerless for Billy Casper, a troubled teenager growing up in the small Yorkshire mining town of Barnsley. Treated as a failure at school, and unhappy at home, Billy discovers a new passion in life when he finds Kes, a kestrel hawk. Billy identifies with her silent strength and she inspires in him the trust and love that nothing else can, discovering through her the passion missing from his life.

Life is tough and cheerless for Billy Casper, a troubled teenager growing up in the small Yorkshire mining town of Barnsley. Treated as a failure at school, and unhappy at home, Billy discovers a new passion in life when he finds Kes, a kestrel hawk. Billy identifies with her silent strength and she inspires in him the trust and love that nothing else can, discovering through her the passion missing from his life.

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Still from the film Kes - British cinema classic - we were made to watch it at school over and over again. Saddest ending ever.

Still from the film Kes - British cinema classic - we were made to watch it at school over and over again. Saddest ending ever.

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Films Worth Watching: Kes (1969) - Directed by Ken Loach
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image from the film Kes (1969) by Ken Loach. The boy was played by David Bradley.

image from the film Kes (1969) by Ken Loach. The boy was played by David Bradley.

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