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Film Fest Gent - Black jack
Archived: Black jack - Black jack (1979)

director: Ken Loach

composer: Bob Pegg


A dark and complex adventure film set in the 18th century and based on Leon Garfield's novel for children. When French thief "Black Jack" kidnaps young Tolly, a journey begins that includes traveling fairs, murder and the rescue of a young girl from a private insane asylum. While shot primarily in 16mm and on a modest budget on location in Yorkshire, Chris Menges' photography, the enchanting performances by its young cast and Loach's gentle, observational style all shine through.


director: Ken Loach
composer: Bob Pegg
producer: Tony Garnett

production company: Kestrel Films

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country: UK
year: 1979

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Other festival films by director Ken Loach

2016:I, Daniel Blake
2007:Happy ending
2007:It's a free world
1996:Family life
1991:Riff raff
1990:Hidden agenda
1985:Which side are you on ?
1981:Looks and smiles
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