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: 3 / 13

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


At times clunky, but an outstandingly powerful social commentary.Reviewed byalshepherdVote: 8/10

Kes is the story of a few weeks in the life of a schoolboy, Billy Casper, against the backdrop of social disintegration that was the north of England in the late 1960s. Billy finds and trains a kestrel, investing in it all the latent energy that his school and rough home life have suppressed, and finding in it a release from the all too present reality of the rest of his existence.

An outstanding performance from David Bradley as Billy glues together the sometimes shaky portrayals of the other characters. As a contemporary social commentary this is a film that has many of the elements you might expect. Billy has an impoverished family with an elder brother working down the pit and a single mother struggling to cope with the situation in which she finds herself. His school is staffed by teachers who react to their part in a failing system with aggression towards the pupils. And he's quite at home with petty crime, stealing a pint from the milkman and a volume to help him train the kestrel from the second hand bookshop. But the film is saved from cliché by the honesty of the acting and the quality of the direction; it seems at times as if we're watching a fly on the wall documentary. The reactions of the boys to the rant and the caning they receive for being caught smoking is entirely natural. Brian Glover as the sadistic games master is all too credible. And the employment interview is too close to my own experience to be fiction.

The film moves to its inevitable and unforgettable conclusion and we're left wondering what happened to Billy Casper after the filming finished.

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 .

Kes (1969) 1080p Related Movies

Spotlight on a Murderer (1961) Poster

Spotlight on a Murderer (1961)

The Little Stranger (2018) Poster

The Little Stranger (2018)

Cherry Crush (2007) 1080p Poster

Cherry Crush (2007) 1080p

Breaker Morant (1980) Poster

Breaker Morant (1980)

Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) 1080p Poster

Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) 1080p

Requiem for a Fighter (2018) 1080p Poster

Requiem for a Fighter (2018) 1080p

Incredibles 2 (2018) 1080p Poster

Incredibles 2 (2018) 1080p

Spotlight on a Murderer (1961) 1080p Poster

Spotlight on a Murderer (1961) 1080p