The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (Re: 2002)


United Kingdom 1962, 104 mins
Director: Tony Richardson
Starring: Michael Redgrave, Tom Courtney, Avis Bunnage

Colin (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.