The Gamekeeper

  • 1978
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

A sensitive, documentary-like film from KES (1972) director Kenneth Loach, THE GAMEKEEPER focuses on George Purse (Phil Askham), a onetime millworker who, with his small family, elects to lead the natural life, taking a position as the gamekeeper on the large country estate of Lord Dronfield (Mark Elwes). Dronfield makes occasional grouse-hunting forays...read more

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A sensitive, documentary-like film from KES (1972) director Kenneth Loach, THE GAMEKEEPER focuses on George Purse (Phil Askham), a onetime millworker who, with his small family, elects to lead the natural life, taking a position as the gamekeeper on the large country estate of Lord

Dronfield (Mark Elwes). Dronfield makes occasional grouse-hunting forays with his titled friends, but generally chooses to spend his time elsewhere. George takes his responsibilities seriously, and soon finds himself a lonely defender of a feudal system that is resented by the locals.

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  • Released: 1978
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: A sensitive, documentary-like film from KES (1972) director Kenneth Loach, THE GAMEKEEPER focuses on George Purse (Phil Askham), a onetime millworker who, with his small family, elects to lead the natural life, taking a position as the gamekeeper on the la… (more)

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