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image from the film Kes (1969) by Ken Loach. The boy was played by David Bradley.

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Life is tough and cheerless for Billy Casper, a troubled teenager growing up in the small Yorkshire mining town of Barnsley. Treated as a failure at school, and unhappy at home, Billy discovers a new passion in life when he finds Kes, a kestrel hawk. Billy identifies with her silent strength and she inspires in him the trust and love that nothing else can, discovering through her the passion missing from his life.

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"Kes" is a 1969 film by Ken Loach, starring Dai Bradley who portrays a boy, ignored and abused at home, who finds purpose and meaning in caring for and training his pet kestrel falcon.

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Shirley Temple and other child stars: in pictures

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