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The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner DVD 1962 A Hosszútávfutó Magányossága / Directed by Tony Richardson / Starring: Tom Courtenay, Michael Redgrave, Avis Bunnage, James Bolam

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The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner DVD 1962 A Hosszútávfutó Magányossága / Directed by Tony Richardson / Starring: Tom Courtenay, Michael Redgrave, Avis Bunnage, James Bolam

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REGION 2 PAL DVD

Audio: English 2.0, Hungarian 2.0

Subtitle: Hungarian

Runtime: 104 minutes

 

English Summary:

The film opens with Colin Smith (Tom Courtenay) running, alone, along a bleak country road somewhere in rural England. In a brief voiceover, Colin tells us that running is the way his family has always coped with the world's troubles, but that in the end, the runner is always alone and cut off from spectators, left to deal with life on his own.

Colin is then shown with a group of other young men, all handcuffed. They are being taken to Ruxton Towers, a detention centre for juvenile offenders, an approved school. It is overseen by the Governor (Michael Redgrave), who believes that the hard work and discipline imposed on his charges will ultimately make them useful members of society. Colin, sullen and rebellious, immediately catches his eye as a test of his beliefs.

An important part of the Governor's rehabilitation programme is athletics, and he soon notices that Colin is a talented runner, easily able to outrun Ruxton's reigning long-distance runner. The Governor was once a runner himself, and he is especially keen on Colin's abilities because, for the first time, his charges have been invited to compete in a five-mile cross-country run against Ranley, a nearby public school with privileged pupils from upper-class families. The Governor sees the invitation as an important way to demonstrate the success of his rehabilitation programme.

 

Hungarian Summary:

Az ifjú Colin egy betörést követően javítóintézetbe kerül. Az intézmény idealista igazgatója úgy véli, ha az ifjú elítélt számára lehetővé teszi, hogy eredményes sportolóvá váljék, segít számára biztos jövőt teremteni. Colin igen kemény hosszútávfutó edzéseket tart, hogy az intézményt egy nyilvános iskolával rendezett sportversenyen képviselje, amelyen ha nyer, büntetésének letöltése előtt elhagyhatná a javítóintézetet. Amikor aztán a döntő futamban már az első helyen fut, eszébe jutnak az emlékek a családról, a szüleiről és az otthoni körülményekről, amelyek miatt az intézmény lakója lett. A győzelme esetére vonatkozó igéretben is csak egy kísérletet lát arra, hogy számára idegen értékeket erőszakoljanak rá. Így aztán dacból, közvetlen a cél előtt, visszafogja magát, és elveszti a versenyt.
 

Cast / Szereplők:

ActorCharacter
Michael Redgrave Ruxton Towers Reformatory Governor
Tom Courtenay Colin Smith
Avis Bunnage Mrs Smith
Alec McCowen Brown
James Bolam Mike
Joe Robinson Roach
Dervis Ward Detective
Topsy Jane Audrey
Julia Foster Gladys
Arthur Mullard Chief Borstal Officer (uncredited)
James Fox Gunthorpe (uncredited)
John Thaw Bosworth (uncredited)
Derek Fowlds (uncredited)

 

Directed by Tony Richardson
Written by Alan Sillitoe
Starring Tom Courtenay
Michael Redgrave
Avis Bunnage
James Bolam
Alec McCowen
Music by John Addison
Cinematography Walter Lassally
Edited by Antony Gibbs
Production
company
Distributed by British Lion Films (UK)
Warner Bros. (US)
Release date
21 September 1962
Running time
104 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

 

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