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Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
  • 1962
  • UK
  • 114 min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Tony Richardson
  • Cast: Michael Redgrave, Tom Courtenay, Alec McCowen

Adapted by Alan Sillitoe from his own story, this is a fine example of 60s British cinema in the social realist vein. Courtenay excels as the rebellious youth who is send a boy's reform school after robbing a bakery and pushes himself to turn his life around.

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