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Les Hickin in Looks and Smiles

Looks and Smiles

1981 NR

While searching for a mechanic job in the bleak economy of 1980s northern England, young Mick (Graham Green) splits his time between brawling and a budding romance with Karen (Carolyn Nicholson). Meanwhile, Mick's mate Alan (Tony Pitts) finds unexpected joy as a soldier in Northern Ireland. This characteristically gritty and unflinching drama from British director Ken Loach was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 1981 Cannes Film Festival.