The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner

The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner
The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner

Year

1962

Duration

104 minutes

Genres

Drama, Sport

Language

English

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Synopsis

This film is an example of the kind of social-realist dramas - also known as kitchen-sink dramas - that found popularity in the late 1950s and 1960s. The genre often dealt with gritty issues affecting Britain at the time and this is no exception. The film follows a young, working-class man who has been sent to a borstal, where he is awarded certain privileges thanks to his talent for cross-country running. As he prepares for an important race against a local public school, he must decide whom he is really running for - himself or the ambitious borstal governor.

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