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The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner

Director: Tony Richardson

Genre: Drama

Year: 1962

Running time: 103 minutes

Territory: International

Studio: Woodfall, MGM

Format: DCP

Cast: Tom Courtenay, Michael Redgrave, Topsy Jane

Language options: Dialogue - EN | Subtitle - FR

Colin Smith is the oldest son of his large, nearly impoverished family, forced into the role of breadwinner after the early death of his father. Caught by the police after robbing a bakery, Colin is sent to Ruxton Towers borstal, where his athletic ability quickly marks him out as the governor's golden boy. But his successful "rehabilitation" looks uncertain as he struggles with the unfair treatment he receives and the expectations of conformity placed upon him.

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