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Directed by revered British filmmaker Ken Loach, this BAFTA-winning masterpiece is adapted to screen by both Loach and UK screenwriter Tony Garnett. Using his typical humane touch, Loach cast then British newcomers David Bradley, Lynne Perrie and Freddie Fletcher. Co-produced by UK studios Kestrel Films and Woodfall Film Productions.





Billy Casper (David Bradley), a tormented working-class boy who is subjected to abuse both at school and at home, is the son of a single mother (Lynne Perrie). Billy’s life is transformed when he begins training a kestrel on a nearby farm, though his difficult circumstances continue to threaten him and his beloved new friend.