Loneliness of a Long Distance Runner (PAL Region 2)

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One of the great British films of the 1960s, Loneliness tells the story of a disillusioned teenager rebelling against the system and preferring to make a living from petty thieving rather than follow the steps of his father

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Following the success of Karel Reisz’s Saturday Night and Sunday Morning,
Alan Sillitoe adapted another of his works for the screen, this time a short
story of a disillusioned teenager rebelling against the system. Newcomer Tom
Courtenay is compelling as the sullen, defiant Colin, refusing to follow his
dying father into a factory job, railing against the capitalist bosses and
preferring to make a living from petty thieving.

Arrested for burglary and sent to borstal, Colin discovers a talent for
cross-country running, earning him special treatment from the governor (Michael
Redgrave), and the chance to redeem himself from anti-social tearaway to sports
day hero. With Colin a favourite to win against a local public school, tensions
build as the day approaches. Tony Richardson’s The Loneliness of the Long
Distance Runner
is one of the great British films of the 1960s.

  • Import DVD
  • PAL Region 2
  • 1:66 Screen Ratio
  • Commentary with film historian Robert Murphy, Alan Sillitoe and Tom
    Courtenay
  • Video essay by cinematograher Walter Lassally
  • Stills gallery
  • Biographies of Tony Richardson and Allan Sillitoe.

Additional information

Weight 5 oz