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Loach, Ken 1936-

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The Wind That Shakes the Barley by Ken Loach( Visual )

80 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ireland, 1920. Damien O'Donovan is leaving for London for an internship, until the dreaded Black and Tans attack his hurling mates, killing one for not speaking English. Thus sidetracked by the Irish War for Independence, Damien is convinced by his brother Teddy to throw his lot in with the IRA. Damien is a purist, an idealist, and therefore marked for a tragic destiny, while Teddy is a fatefully pragmatic politician. These differences between the brothers propel the film through its terrible final act, as the signing of Anglo-Irish Treaty establishes the Irish Free State, splits the Republican movement, and unleashes the Irish Civil War
Bread and roses by Ken Loach( Visual )

82 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maya is an illegal alien who has crossed the U.S. border from Mexico to search for her sister Rosa, and to begin a new life. After being reunited, Rosa gets Maya a job with a janitorial service in a large office building. While working, Maya happens upon Sam Shapiro, a muckraking lawyer and union agitator whom the service-workers' union has assigned to bring its "justice for janitors" campaign to the building. Appalled at the work conditions and unfair labor practices, Maya and Sam team up to fight her employer
Kes by Ken Loach( Visual )

99 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy Casper, a 15-year-old working class Yorkshire boy, is a scrappy loner who delivers papers before and after school, shares a bed with his bullying brother, Jud, and mostly ignores his self-absorbed mother. His routine is derailed when he spots a small falcon, a kestrel, in the countryside. He's raised birds in the past and is inspired to capture a young kestrel and try his hand at falconry. When not enduring the scorn of his peers and "betters," Billy wanders the countryside, pokes about the town, and secretively trains his kestrel, where his intelligence and imagination are as free as the bird. Because ever present in Billy's mind is fear and hatred of the pit--the local mine where he is destined to spend his adult life digging coal
The angels' share by Ken Loach( Visual )

51 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Escaping a prison sentence by the skin of his teeth, the wayward and disillusioned Robbie is given one last chance to turn his life around. Together the four friends he embarks on an adventure and discovers that turning to drink might just change their lives - not cheap fortified wine, but the best malt whiskies in the world
Land and freedom : a story from the Spanish Revolution by Ken Loach( Visual )

149 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic tale of love and revolution during the Spanish Civil War. The story involves a British political activist as he aligns with an international band of revolutionaries fighting Franco's rise to power
Raining stones by Ken Loach( Visual )

110 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desperate for cash to buy his daughter a new Communion dress, a working-class man risks everything he loves, not least his immortal soul, in blind pursuit of that goal
Jimmy's hall by Ken Loach( Visual )

28 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1921 Jimmy Gralton's sin was to build a dance hall on a rural crossroads in an Ireland on the brink of Civil War. The Pearse-Connolly Hall was a place where young people could come to learn, to argue, to dream; but above all to dance and have fun. As the hall grew in popularity its socialist and free-spirited reputation brought it to the attention of the church and politicians who forced Jimmy to flee and the hall to close
Looking for Eric by Ken Loach( Visual )

48 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eric Bishop, a British soccer fanatic who is down on his luck, gets a surprise visit from Eric Cantona, the legendary player for Manchester United. Cantona is there to lend a hand with raising his kids and showing him how to woo back his ex-wife. When the menace of crime threatens Bishop's home, Cantona's advice finally gets him to reach out to his friends that have always been ready to help via a con job that is quite effective
Sweet sixteen by Ken Loach( Visual )

84 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There's precious little sweetness in Liam's life in the weeks before his 16th birthday: his mother is in prison, and his stepfather Stan is a bullying small-time drug dealer. Liam wants a normal life with mom, his older sister and her baby boy, in a caravan he picked out himself. Naïve, driven Liam comes to the attention of a local crime lord, who offers him employment--but with conditions that are merciless. Liam is locked into a destiny that he can't escape, by a country that has written him off. His dreams of escaping to a better life sabotaged by his own refusal to the misery common to his class
11'09"01 September 11 : a film by Yūsuf Shāhīn( Visual )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven filmmakers from eleven countries reflect on the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in short films each lasting 11 minutes, 9 seconds and 1 frame. Samīrā Makhmalbāf presents a female teacher, at an Afghani refugee camp in Iran, organizing the children for a minute's silence; meanwhile the adults express fears of an American bombardment. Claude Lelouch presents the tale of a World Trade Center tour guide who is on the verge of a breakup with his deaf girlfriend when the terrorist attacks occur. Yūsuf Shāhīn presents a young American soldier who comes to haunt a famous film producer and they engage in a highly conflicted dialogue. Danis Tanovič presents the women of Srebrenica (a town where thousands of Bosnian Muslim men and boys were massacred Serbs on July 11, 1995) continuing their monthly protests, despite the September 11th terrorist attacks. Idrissa Ouedraogo presents a young boy in Burkina Faso on the trail of a man he believes to be Osama Bin Laden. Ken Loach's presents a Chilean refugee who offers his condolences to the American victims; he then, in an open letter, describes the CIA-sponsored coup d'ťat of September 11, 1973, which installed the dictatorship of General Pinochet. Alejandro Gonzl̀ez Iñàrritu presents flashes of images of bodies falling from the World Trade Center, accompanied by chanting. Amos Gitaï presents a preening television news journalist enraged that her report about a Palestinian bombing in Tel Aviv will not be broadcast because of late breaking news about the attacks. Mira Nair presents a New York Muslim suspected of being a terrorist, but who is actually a heroic rescue worker. Sean Penn presents a lonley widower who lives in an apartment that is shaded by the World Trade Center. Shōhei Imamura presents a Japanese soldier who returns home from fighting in World War II. He is convinced that he is a snake, and he refuses to eat anything other than live rats
Hidden agenda by Ken Loach( Visual )

55 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an American human rights lawyer is assassinated in Belfast, it remains for the man's girlfriend, as well as a tough, no nonsense, police detective to find the truth
A fond kiss-- by Ken Loach( Visual )

59 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A second generation Pakistani in Glasgow falls for the White, Irish Catholic music teacher at his sister's school. They try to make the relationship work despite a tentative arranged marriage and parental and societal pressures
Tickets by Ermanno Olmi( Visual )

36 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three directors join forces to direct 3 interwoven stories that take place on an intercity train trip from Austria to Italy
Riff raff by Ken Loach( Visual )

102 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When you're on the bottom, everything looks up! That's the way it seems to Stevie, who finds himself in London working at a construction site full of colorful characters who never let hard work get in the way of a good time. His strong sense of humor and grand amibitions soon win him plenty of friends and even lead him to Susan, an aspring singer who melts his heart
Carla's song by Ken Loach( Visual )

59 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George, a Glasgow bus driver risks his job by giving a free ride to a beautiful Nicaraguan woman with no money. From the moment he sees her, he becomes infatuated. He finds her a place to live and learns that her boyfriend has probably been killed by the Contras. George accompanies her to Nicaragua where he helps her come to terms with her past, and at the same time, discovers more about himself
Ladybird, ladybird by Ken Loach( Visual )

89 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maggie Conlon (Rock) is an unwed mother with four children by four different fathers. While she loves her children deeply, she seems unable to escape the self-destructive behaviour that repeatedly birngs her into conflict with the local social services department. A new love affair with Jorge (Vega), a gentle political refugee, may be her last chance to break the vicious cycle she's trapped in - and her only hope for building a better life for her family and herself
The navigators by Ken Loach( Visual )

44 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As big business takes hold of the rail industry, a local depot gang is forced to either adapt to the new managerial double-talk or take chances with receiving severance pay. Agreements set long ago are suddenly undermined by a new managing director who wipes the slate clean. Tensions mount when the men show up the the depot only to find there is no work for them
My name is Joe by Ken Loach( Visual )

86 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After years of battling personal demons, Joe has put old vices to rest. Living in Glasgow, he survives on odd jobs, plays surrogate father to the town soccer team, and has embarked on an unlikely but beautiful romance. But everything threatens to come crashing down when one of the young men gets in over his head with a mob boss who is an old associate of Joe's, and Joe must choose between the woman he loves and the dangerous life he left behind
Great directors( Visual )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten acclaimed filmmakers discuss their careers and their craft
Loach on Loach by Ken Loach( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ken Loach is one of Britain's most distinguished film-makers. He makes tough, uncompromising films about a beleaguered working class, but with a poetry and humanity soaked in humour
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Ken Loach britischer Filmregisseur und Drehbuchautor

Ken Loach Brits filmregisseur

Ken Loach brytyjski reżyser filmowy

Ken Loach cineasta británico

Ken Loach réalisateur britannique

Ken Loach regista britannico

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Кен Лоуч британский кинорежиссёр

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