Looks and Smiles

Looks and Smiles

Mick (Graham Green) has little to do in Sheffield except work on his motorbike, hang out with mates and collect the dole. There are no jobs, no industry and no hopes for the future. A friend joins the Army and gets embroiled in The Troubles, Mick meets a girl and between them, they might find a way out of the long dark winter that was Britain’s crippling recession. Adapting a Barry Hines novel (as he did with Kes) Loach takes his trademark social realist look at the plight of the working class.

 

Looks and Smiles

  • Director: Ken Loach
  • Year: 1981
  • Run Time: 104 mins
  • Format: 16mm
  • Country: UK
  • Rating: M