A cheese warehouse worker with a wife and two kids hates his dull life. He reminisces about the time he met the love of his life and the days they spent riding around on his motorbike and her horse committing petty thievery.
This is a cult movie along the lines of the great 60s classics like Saturday Night, Sunday Morning
, This Sporting Life
, Billy Liar
etc. Beautifully filmed around Nottingham in the early 70s. You can see the locations as they were then and now on this Reelstreets page
. Please note the picture quality of this dvd is much better than the reelstreets screenshots.
Top imdb review: This is the last of the so-called "kitchen sink" dramas to come out of a very creative period in English cinema history. It was lost until just recently, but one of the great things about DVD's is that producers are beating the bushes for
sleepers like this. It's extremely well made, especially the photography, beautiful on-location filming in Nottingham, England, and the characters are three-dimensional and reasonably likable. Time references are a bit confusing as it switches back and forth between the present and the past, something you'll miss if you get up to get another beer at just the wrong moment. If you like somewhat stately-paced movies with a lot of character development, you'll like this one. ~ 2006
The screenwriter is Alan Sillitoe - from whose novels the period kitchen sink films 'Saturday Night And Sunday Morning' and 'The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner' were adapted - whose native Nottingham is the location for 'The Ragman's Daughter,' and the setting is captured in frame here with charm and warmth bordering on the fondly nostalgic which that Midlands industrial city perhaps never really afforded its working class inhabitants.