In this fascinating adventure of the England of the 1750s, the huge Frenchman Black Jack (Jean Franval) miraculously survives a hanging by the British authorities in Yorkshire and escapes from the grim jaws of "justice." He takes to the countryside in the company of Tolly, a teenaged boy who is able to translate Black Jack's odd speech into something comprehensible. They join up with Belle, an aristocratic teenager who has escaped from the madhouse her family imprisoned her in when she grew troublesome. Together, the three join a carnival. However, as it becomes clear that the girl is far from crazy, love between Tolly and Belle grows. This story, set in the mid-18th century, is based on a novel by Leon Garfield.
Writer:Leon Garfield (novel), Ken Loach (adapted by)
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 ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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Naomi S (mx) wrote: Almost perfect. I don't think you could really appreciate this film properly unless you've ever suffered from depression.
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Wade H (ca) wrote: More of a parody of its former self. But still enough laughs to get you through the film.
Creig D (nl) wrote: Bulworth raps the truth, raw. Great rap speech!
kwanjana k (ru) wrote: Nice movie....kinda slow in the middle but the ending makes up for it.
Alex K (ru) wrote: My Favorite Film Is 1941's Citizen Kane.
Vincent W (gb) wrote: A cute little film but it was a bit long for me.
Alan L (au) wrote: Excellent!?Great cast,good actions,drama,romance,3 beautiful female cast,comedy,great musics and suspense storyline.This is a prefect movie even I don't get the ending that I want.Without a doubt ,Peking Opera Blues is truly one of the Director Tsui Hark's best.This is a Must See,Flixster friends.
Matt D (kr) wrote: Well, well, well....who knew Lucille Bluth was such a nutcase!The first hour of this movie is absolute, stalker movie perfection but then the love montage between Eastwood and Donna Mills and overly long footage of the Monterrey Jazz Festival grinds everything to an unfortunate halt. The twists aren't exactly revolutionary for today's audiences but I can only imagine how shocking and fun this movie probably was to those who got to see it fresh in 1971. For Eastwood's first effort behind the camera this ain't too shabby at all.
John P (gb) wrote: Bette Davis perfectly pulls off the heart-breaking ending. Although the beginning may be a little slow, the gripping doomed romance plot soon develops.
Evan K (au) wrote: Nice performance and direction from Bateman.