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Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (DVD) Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (DVD)

Release date: 22 June 2015


A British New Wave classic, a passionate, explosive tale of rebellion with then newcomer, Tom Courtenay as a sullen, disillusioned delinquent.

Release date: 22 June 2015


A British New Wave classic, a passionate, explosive tale of rebellion with then newcomer, Tom Courtenay as a sullen, disillusioned delinquent.

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Colin (Tom Courtenay) is a defiant teenager who rebels against the system, refusing to follow his dying father into a factory job, railing against the capitalist bosses and preferring to make a living from petty thieving.

Sent to borstal, Colin discovers his talent for cross-country running. The borstal governor (Michael Redgrave) offers him the chance to redeem himself in a race against a local public school, and tensions build as the day approaches...

Following the huge success of Karel Reisz's Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Alan Sillitoe here adapted another of his own novels for the screen. Newcomer Tom Courtenay is totally compelling as the sullen, disillusioned delinquent in this British New Wave classic, a passionate, explosive tale of rebellion

Special features

  • Commentary with lead actor Tom Courtenay and writer Alan Sillitoe, moderated by film historian Robert Murphy
  • Video essay by cinematographer Walter Lassally
  • Momma Don't Allow (1956), Tony Richardson's Free Cinema documentary shot by Walter Lassally

Colin (Tom Courtenay) is a defiant teenager who rebels against the system, refusing to follow his dying father into a factory job, railing against the capitalist bosses and preferring to make a living from petty thieving.

Sent to borstal, Colin discovers his talent for cross-country running. The borstal governor (Michael Redgrave) offers him the chance to redeem himself in a race against a local public school, and tensions build as the day approaches...

Following the huge success of Karel Reisz's Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Alan Sillitoe here adapted another of his own novels for the screen. Newcomer Tom Courtenay is totally compelling as the sullen, disillusioned delinquent in this British New Wave classic, a passionate, explosive tale of rebellion

Special features

  • Commentary with lead actor Tom Courtenay and writer Alan Sillitoe, moderated by film historian Robert Murphy
  • Video essay by cinematographer Walter Lassally
  • Momma Don't Allow (1956), Tony Richardson's Free Cinema documentary shot by Walter Lassally

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5035673007853
Subtitle a film by Tony Richardson
Product contents 1 disc
Year 1962
Format DVD
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries UK
Aspect ratio 16:9 - 1.78:1
Colour B&W
Subtitles Optional English for hearing-impaired
Language(s) English
Running time 99 mins
DVD region 2
Certificate 12

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