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Poor Cow

Theatrical Release Date:  TBC
Home Ent. Release Date:  12 Oct 2008


Based on the novel by Nell Dunnken and starring Carol White (Up the Junction, Cathy Come Home) in the title role Poor Cow is an account of a young woman in 1960s London who tries to cope while her husband, a small time thief (Tom – John Bindon), is in jail. Clutching at any slight chance of happiness, she has a promiscuous relationship with his best friend Dave (played by Terence Stamp) which in turn leads to heart breaking consequences. Poor Cow is a poignant, controversial slice of raw social realism, and in true Ken Loach ( Kes, Land of Freedom) style, is an imaginative exploration of the thin line separating fiction and real-life. The film was Loach's first feature film and first attempt to bring the social concerns and uncompromising style of his TV work to the big screen.

Directed By:

  • Ken Loach


  • Carol White
  • John Bindon and Terence Stamp

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