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BEGGING THE RING

UK, 1978 (MIFF 1979)

Director: Colin Gregg

Set in a typically isolated rural community of North Cornwall in 1916 the film centres on a young Cornish wrestler, Jack Bryant.

Jack celebrates his eighteenth birthday, a date of double significance. He can enter this first ‘All-Weights' Wrestling Championship - an event for which his ex-champion father has trained him for a long time. At the same time, the conscription laws demand that he join the Army immediately.

Jack's boss, Mr. Merrith, a leading figure in the town promises to ‘arrange matters', so that Jack can stay on for the fight. . .

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Peter and Ruby

UK, 1973
This is a film portrait in which the words are mostly Peter Hannaford's, an eighty-year-old Dartmoor smallholder and cattle doctor, living with his first cousin, Ruby French. The last of his kind, he… More »

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