WorldCat Identities

Loach, Ken 1936-

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Most widely held works by Ken Loach
The Wind That Shakes the Barley by Ken Loach( Visual )

61 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,708 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 )

90 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 958 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 )

106 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 797 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 )

58 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 712 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 four friends embarks on an adventure and discover that turning to drink might just change their lives--not cheap fortified wine, but the best malt whiskies in the world
Jimmy's hall by Ken Loach( Visual )

36 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 665 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
Raining stones by Ken Loach( Visual )

114 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 642 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
I, Daniel Blake( Visual )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A carpenter recovering from a heart attack befriends a single mother and her two kids as together they battle the national health care and benefits system
Land and freedom : a story from the Spanish Revolution by Ken Loach( Visual )

114 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 562 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
Sweet sixteen by Ken Loach( Visual )

97 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 538 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
Looking for Eric by Ken Loach( Visual )

49 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 525 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
I, Daniel Blake by Ken Loach( Visual )

60 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een timmerman die na een zware hartaanval een uitkering aanvraagt loopt vast in de bureaucratie
Hidden agenda by Ken Loach( Visual )

61 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an American human rights lawyer is assassinated in Belfast it is up to the man's girlfriend and a British policeman to discover the truth
11'09"01 September 11 : a film by Yūsuf Shāhīn( Visual )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

11 directors from different countries and cultures. 11 visions of the tragic events that occurred in New York City on September 11th 2001. 11 points of view committing their subjective conscience. Complete freedom of expression. Reflecting on the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in short films lasting 11 minutes, 9 seconds and 1 frame each. In subject matter, they range from the very personal, to an oscillation between didacticism and relativism, to moments of pure cinema
Tickets by Ermanno Olmi( Visual )

41 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 375 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
A fond kiss-- by Ken Loach( Visual )

60 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 368 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
This heart within me burn : the biogrpahy of Crissy Rock by Crissy Rock( )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crissy Rock is an actress and comedian best known for her role in cult comedy TV hit Benidorm and for playing Maggie Conlon in Ladybird Ladybird. But Crissy's path to success was far from easy. Born and bred in the backstreets of Liverpool, her poor but idyllic young life was plunged into darkness at the age of eight, when her grandfather began to abuse her both physically and sexually. Pregnant and married to a violent bully at 16 it seemed that trouble and turmoil would always stalk her. Having finally escaped her violent marriage, Crissy began to turn her life around
Riff raff by Ken Loach( Visual )

105 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 315 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
Great directors( Visual )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten acclaimed filmmakers discuss their careers and their craft
Carla's song by Ken Loach( Visual )

62 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 296 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 268 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 behavior that repeatedly brings 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
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Hidden agenda
Hidden agendaThis heart within me burn : the biogrpahy of Crissy RockRiff raffThe cinema of Ken Loach : art in the service of the peopleKen Loach : the politics of film and televisionLoach on LoachWhich side are you on? : Ken Loach and his films
Alternative Names
Ken Loach brit filmrendező, producer, forgatókönyvíró

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

Kenneth Loach

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Κεν Λόουτς

Кен Лоўч

Кен Лоуч британский кинорежиссёр

Кен Лоч

Лоуч, Кен британский кинорежиссёр

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