Black Jack

Directed by Ken Loach

Year: 1979
Running Time: 102
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Country: U.K.
Language: English
Genres: Drama, History, Crime
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Black Jack

Cast
Stephen Hirst
Jean Franval
Louise Cooper

Crew
Directed by Ken Loach


When honest young Tolly is forced on the run with 'Black Jack', a villainous ruffian, adventure and mishap are never far away. As the two enter a world of body-snatchers, private lunatic asylums and traveling fairs they find friendship in the most unlikely places. Based on Leon Garfield's popular novel, Ken Loach's Black Jack is a dark and complex adventure film set in the 18th Century. With Chris Menges' beautiful photography, enchanting performances by its charismatic young cast and Loach's gentle, observational style - seen in his earlier feature KES (1969).

Reviews

"BLACK JACK is a charming, underrated film." - The British Film Institute



Awards

  • Winner-- International Critics' Prize, Cannes Film Festival

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