Looks and Smiles

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Looks and Smiles
Directed by Ken Loach
Produced by Raymond Day
Irving Teitelbaum
Written by Barry Hines
Starring Graham Green
Cinematography Chris Menges
Edited by Stephen Singleton
Release dates
12 September 1981
Running time
104 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Looks and Smiles is a 1981 British drama film directed by Ken Loach. It is based on the novel of the same name, written by Barry Hines. The film was entered into the 1981 Cannes Film Festival, where Loach won the Young Cinema Award.[1]


A disadvantaged young man tries to get by in Margaret Thatcher's England.



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Looks and Smiles". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-05-31. 

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