I DANIEL BLAKE

By Loach KEN

BE TV - as FIN / BROAD

Drama - Completed 2016

A middle aged carpenter who requires state welfare after suffering a heart attack is joined by a single mother in a similar scenario.

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Cannes 2016
Palme D'or
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • FRANCE, UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Loach KEN
    • Writer(s)
    • Paul LAVERTY
    • EIDR 10.5240/F8DF-2227-894B-AD88-E71F-U
    • Producer(s)
    • Rebecca O'BRIEN
    • Synopsis
    • Daniel Blake (59) has worked as a joiner most of his life in Newcastle. Now, for the first time ever, he needs help from the State. He crosses paths with a single mother Katie and her two young children, Daisy and Dylan. Katie’s only chance to escape a one-roomed homeless hostel in London has been to accept a flat in a city she doesn’t know, some 300 miles away. Daniel and Katie find themselves in no-man’s land, caught on the barbed wire of welfare bureaucracy as played out against the rhetoric of ‘striver and skiver’ in modern day Britain.
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