After the soccer game, one of the inmates is briefly seen nude from behind in the shower room.
When Colin and Mike take their girlfriends to Skegness, they check into a hotel, claiming to be newlyweds. Although nothing is shown in their rooms, later dialogue suggests that Colin and Audrey may have had sex.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


Running is always the highlight of my life, especially running with the police. Running is hard to understand. I just know to run all the time. I don’t ask why. I run across the fields and through the woods, and the end is far away. This is the loneliness of long-distance runners—— Opening monologue

1、 Outline

Smith, a bad boy, is idle and cynical all day, resents his father’s death, resents his mother, is hostile to the indifferent society, and is angry with the factory owner.

His girlfriend Audrey gave him a brief warmth, but he had to bow to the society again on practical issues, “why do you always escape”, and his lover’s question made him powerless.

He was sent to a juvenile reformatory for stealing £ 45.

2、 Escape, compromise or resistance

The reformatory school is the representative of the traditional social order. Here, everyone has their own position, everything is arranged, and someone will supervise you to get up, work and eat… Here, Smith replaces Stacey, the boss, because he is better at running.

The companion said, if I run as fast as you, I will escape from here. Smith asked, “what’s the point of running away? The best way is to learn cunning and make them think you will be obedient, but I won’t really listen to those bastards.”

Stacey chose to escape because he couldn’t adapt to the role being replaced. Stacey is regarded as a loser in the traditional order, and such a disheartened person is useless and abandoned to the system.

The Dean urgently needs to rely on Smith to win cross-country competitions and create historic records. Therefore, he pays special attention to Smith and even gives him such a blueprint for the future, which is the greatest future of a track and field athlete: “the Olympics is the most beautiful crystallization of civilization and the highest honor of athletes…”

At the beginning of the competition, Smith was also inspired by “a sports star who can retire at the age of 32 and drive a Jaguar, which is sought after by fans”, and ignited his fighting spirit and took the lead. But when he reached the end, his past experiences flashed in Smith’s mind. The death of my father, working diligently for a salary of eight pounds a week, being exploited by the factory owner… The indifference of the family, the cheating of my mother… The contempt of the police… The weakness in front of my girlfriend

He recognized the facts. When the game is finished, I will be abandoned as a chess piece, and the society is still that society, cold, gray and depressed. Smith, who took a big lead, chose to stop, smiled and handed over the victory to his opponent who had no chance to express his dissatisfaction and contempt for the old world and the old order.

3、 The loneliness of long-distance runners

We have been struggling in the old order, but we can’t change any facts. The future of hope is so far away, just like running is difficult to understand. We only know to move forward without asking why, but the end is far away.

This is the loneliness of long-distance runners.

After the Second World War, Britain’s national strength declined rapidly, and the people after the Second World War had lost their patriotic enthusiasm in wartime. When everyone found that the ideal of expecting the new post-war order to bring a better society became more and more unrealistic, and the sermons on TV became more and more empty and funny, in pessimism and disappointment, everyone began to doubt whether the old social order was feasible, There are more and more onlookers, angry people, order rebels and severe critics in the society.

The young generation is confused and angry. They don’t want to go into the factory like their parents and endure exploitation. They hope to go out to London, but they are helpless and sleepy all day, enjoying ridicule.

It has to be said that in any society that can’t give people confidence and is beautiful and out of reach, there are such people. They look on coldly. They ridicule the traditional social rules. Maybe they cunningly play their role as well as good children, but their hearts are so lost and endure the loneliness of long-distance runners.

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