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Loach, Ken 1936-

Overview
Works: 423 works in 1,877 publications in 11 languages and 13,319 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Interviews  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Juvenile works  Motion pictures  Posters 
Roles: Director, Adapter, Performer, Film editor, Actor, Scenarist, Interviewee, Author of screenplay, Dedicatee, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Producer, Author of introduction
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Ken Loach
Publications by Ken Loach
Most widely held works by Ken Loach
The wind that shakes the barley by Cillian Murphy( visu )
59 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,573 libraries worldwide
Ireland, 1920. Damien O'Donovan is leaving for London for an internship, until the dreaded Black and Tans attack his hurling mates, killing one for not speaking English. Thus sidetracked by the Irish War for Independence, Damien is convinced by his brother Teddy to throw his lot in with the IRA. Damien is a purist, an idealist, and therefore marked for a tragic destiny, while Teddy is a fatefully pragmatic politician. These differences between the brothers propel the film through its terrible final act, as the signing of Anglo-Irish Treaty establishes the Irish Free State, splits the Republican movement, and unleashes the Irish Civil War
Bread and roses by Ken Loach( visu )
68 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 910 libraries worldwide
Maya is an illegal alien who has crossed the U.S. border from Mexico to search for her sister Rosa, and to begin a new life. After being reunited, Rosa gets Maya a job with a janitorial service in a large office building. While working, Maya happens upon Sam Shapiro, a muckraking lawyer and union agitator whom the service-workers' union has assigned to bring its "justice for janitors" campaign to the building. Appalled at the work conditions and unfair labor practices, Maya and Sam team up to fight her employer
Kes by Ken Loach( visu )
83 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 743 libraries worldwide
Billy Casper, a 15-year-old working class Yorkshire boy, is a scrappy loner who delivers papers before and after school, shares a bed with his bullying brother, Jud, and mostly ignores his self-absorbed mother. His routine is derailed when he spots a small falcon, a kestrel, in the countryside. He's raised birds in the past and is inspired to capture a young kestrel and try his hand at falconry. When not enduring the scorn of his peers and "betters," Billy wanders the countryside, pokes about the town, and secretively trains his kestrel, where his intelligence and imagination are as free as the bird. Because ever present in Billy's mind is fear and hatred of the pit--the local mine where he is destined to spend his adult life digging coal
Raining stones by Ken Loach( visu )
74 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 633 libraries worldwide
Desperate for cash to buy his daughter a new Communion dress, a working-class man risks everything he loves, not least his immortal soul, in blind pursuit of that goal
The angels' share ( visu )
30 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 540 libraries worldwide
Escaping a prison sentence by the skin of his teeth, the wayward and disillusioned Robbie is given one last chance to turn his life around. Together four friends discover that turning to drink might just change their lives--not cheap fortified wine, but the best malt whiskies in the world
Land and freedom by Ken Loach( visu )
80 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 531 libraries worldwide
An epic tale of love and revolution during the Spanish Civil War. The story involves a British political activist as he aligns with an international band of revolutionaries fighting Franco's rise to power
Looking for Eric by Ken Loach( visu )
35 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 510 libraries worldwide
Eric Bishop, a British soccer fanatic who is down on Eric Bishop, a British soccer fanatic who is down on legendary player for Manchester United. Cantona is there to lend a hand with raising his kids and showing him how to woo back his ex-wife. When the menace of crime threatens Bishop's home, Cantona's advice finally gets him to reach out to his friends that have always been ready to help via a con job that is quite effective
Sweet sixteen by Ken Loach( visu )
62 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 474 libraries worldwide
There's precious little sweetness in Liam's life in the weeks before his 16th birthday: his mother is in prison, and his stepfather Stan is a bullying small-time drug dealer. Liam wants a normal life with mom, his older sister and her baby boy, in a caravan he picked out himself. Naïve, driven Liam comes to the attention of a local crime lord, who offers him employment--but with conditions that are merciless. Liam is locked into a destiny that he can't escape, by a country that has written him off. His dreams of escaping to a better life sabotaged by his own refusal to the misery common to his class
11'09"01 September 11 a film by Samīrā Makhmalbāf( visu )
23 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 417 libraries worldwide
Eleven film makers from different countries each contributed one short film, eleven minutes nine seconds and one frame long, as a reaction to the September 11 2001 World Trade Center tragedy. The film makers consist of Samira Makhmalbaf, Claude Lelouch, Youssef Chahine, Danis Tanovic, Idrissa Ouedraogo, Ken Loach, Alejandro Inarritu, Amos Gitai, Mira Nair, Sean Penn and Shohei Imamura
Tickets by Ermanno Olmi( visu )
36 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 361 libraries worldwide
Three directors join forces to direct 3 interwoven stories that take place on an intercity train trip from Austria to Italy
Hidden agenda by Ken Loach( visu )
43 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 349 libraries worldwide
When an American human rights lawyer is assassinated in Belfast, it remains for the man's girlfriend, as well as a tough, no nonsense, police detective to find the truth-- which they soon discover to be contained in an audio tape which the man had with him, exposing political manipulations at the highest levels of government. But such underlying agendas require careful considerations to avoid worse things than murder
This Heart Within Me Burns From Bedlam to Benidorm by Crissy Rock( Computer File )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 328 libraries worldwide
Crissy Rock is an actress and comedian best known for her role in cult comedy TV hit Benidorm and for playing Maggie Conlon in Ladybird Ladybird. But Crissy's path to success was far from easy. Born and bred in the backstreets of Liverpool, her poor but idyllic young life was plunged into darkness at the age of eight, when her grandfather began to abuse her both physically and sexually. Pregnant and married to a violent bully at 16 it seemed that trouble and turmoil would always stalk her. Having finally escaped her violent marriage, Crissy began to turn her life around
Carla's song by Ken Loach( visu )
42 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 287 libraries worldwide
George, a Glasgow bus driver risks his job by giving a free ride to a beautiful Nicaraguan woman with no money. From the moment he sees her, he becomes infatuated. He finds her a place to live and learns that her boyfriend has probably been killed by the Contras. George accompanies her to Nicaragua where he helps her come to terms with her past, and at the same time, discovers more about himself
Riff raff by Ken Loach( visu )
77 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 280 libraries worldwide
When you're on the bottom, everything looks up! That's the way it seems to Stevie, who finds himself in London working at a construction site full of colorful characters who never let hard work get in the way of a good time. His strong sense of humor and grand amibitions soon win him plenty of friends and even lead him to Susan, an aspring singer who melts his heart
A fond kiss-- ( visu )
16 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 270 libraries worldwide
A second generation Pakistani in Glasgow falls for the White, Irish Catholic music teacher at his sister's school. They try to make the relationship work despite a tentative arranged marriage and parental and societal pressures
Ladybird, ladybird by Ken Loach( visu )
68 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 266 libraries worldwide
Maggie Conlon (Rock) is an unwed mother with four children by four different fathers. While she loves her children deeply, she seems unable to escape the self-destructive behavior that repeatedly brings her into conflict with the local social services department. A new love affair with Jorge (Vega), a gentle political refugee, may be her last chance to break the vicious cycle she's trapped in-- and her only hope for building a better life for her family and herself
My name is Joe by Ken Loach( visu )
77 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 248 libraries worldwide
After years of battling personal demons, Joe has put old vices to rest. He survives on odd jobs, plays surrogate father to the town soccer team, and has embarked on an unlikely but beautiful romance. But everything threatens to come crashing down when one of the young men gets in over his head with a mob boss who is an old associate of Joe's, and Joe must choose between the woman he loves and the dangerous life he left behind
The navigators by Ken Loach( visu )
27 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 232 libraries worldwide
As big business takes hold of the rail industry, a local depot gang is forced to either adapt to the new managerial double-talk or take chances with receiving severance pay. Agreements set long ago are suddenly undermined by a new managing director who wipes the slate clean. Tensions mount when the men show up the the depot only to find there is no work for them
It's a free world! by Ken Loach( visu )
32 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 209 libraries worldwide
Na haar ontslag bij een uitzendbureau voor Oost-Europeaanse arbeiders begint een jonge Londense vrouw haar eigen bureau
Great directors ( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 136 libraries worldwide
Ten acclaimed filmmakers discuss their careers and their craft
 
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Languages
English (729)
German (83)
French (51)
Italian (37)
Multiple languages (24)
Spanish (17)
Dutch (5)
Arabic (2)
Ndonga (1)
Japanese (1)
Turkish (1)
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