Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, Blu-ray


1960s British drama which centres on Colin Smith (Tom Courtenay), a cynical working class youth, who finds himself in a boys' reformatory for robbing a bakery.

The governor in charge of the reform school (Michael Redgrave) preaches to his inmates that exercise and physical challenge can permanently destroy a boy's rebellious streak.

But Colin is fortunate enough to be on the boss's good side due to his natural running prowess and is offered the chance to train for a race against the local public school.

Tensions build as the big day approaches and after a lot of time spent thinking on his lonely runs, Colin might just reconsider his naturally rebellious instincts.


  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Region: B
  • Certification: (12)
  • EAN: 5035673010037
  • Catalogue number: BFIB1003
  • Studio: BFI
  • Release date:
  • Genre: Drama
  • Colour: B/W


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