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Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach (2016)

Documentary on the life and times of Ken Loach. His politics in British TV and Cinema and the chaos he has caused the establishment for 50 years.


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Complete credited cast:
Ken Loach ... Himself - Film Director
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jim Allen Jim Allen ... Himself - Writer (archive footage)
Lesley Ashton Lesley Ashton ... Herself (as Lesley Loach)
David Bradley ... Himself / Billy
Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Editor and Presenter, South Bank Show
Gabriel Byrne ... Himself - Actor
Robert Carlyle ... Himself (scenes deleted)
Nell Dunn Nell Dunn ... Herself - Author, Up the Junction
Liz Forgan Liz Forgan ... Herself - Controller of Factual, Channel 4, 1982-1988 (as Dame Liz Forgan)
Tony Garnett Tony Garnett ... Himself - Friend and Producer
Sheila Hancock ... Herself - Actress
Dave Johns ... Himself / Daniel
Paul Laverty ... Himself - Screenwriter
Emma Loach Emma Loach ... Herself
Hannah Loach Hannah Loach ... Herself


Documentary on the life and times of Ken Loach. His politics in British TV and Cinema and the chaos he has caused the establishment for 50 years.

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3 June 2016 (UK) See more »

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Contro - La vita e i film di Ken Loach See more »

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Portraying anger through film

Versus: the life and films of Ken Loach. Currently on iplayer. Preaching to the converted as Loach is my favourite film-maker of all time. I'd have liked to have seen more about my favourite Loach films (My Name is Joe, The Wind that shakes the barley, Carla's Song etc, but this was more about the man and his way of channeling his left wing anger through film. 7 out of ten. Can't wait to see his Palm D'or winner I, Daniel Blake.

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