Black Jack

Black Jack

Title: Black Jack

Release: 1979

Rating: 6.5

Language: English

Country: UK

Runtime: 0

Genre: Adventure,Comedy

Black Jack

Release 1979
Rating 6.5
Language English
Country UK
Runtime 0
Genre Adventure,Comedy



A rediscovered classic from director Ken Loach (THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY, KES) and one of the inspirations for Wes Anderson's MOONRISE KINGDOM, BLACK JACK is 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

Writer :

Leon Garfield (novel), Ken Loach (adapted by)

Actors :

... Black Jack

... Bartholomew 'Tolly' Pickering

... Belle Carter

... Hangman

... Dr Hunter

... Mr Carter