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It's a Free World... (2007)

Angie gets the sack from a recruitment agency for bad behaviour in public. Seizing the chance, she teams up with her flatmate, Rose, to run a similar business from their kitchen. With ... See full summary »

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Mahin, Mahmoud's Wife
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Shadeh, daughter of Mahmoud and Mahin
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Sheeva, daughter of Mahmoud and Mahin
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Angie gets the sack from a recruitment agency for bad behaviour in public. Seizing the chance, she teams up with her flatmate, Rose, to run a similar business from their kitchen. With immigrants desperate to work the opportunities are considerable, particularly for two girls so in tune with these times. Written by anonymous

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The movie Angela and Jamie are watching whilst waiting for the pizza to be delivered is Dog Soldiers (2002). See more »

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Karol: You know the old saying? Never return a favour, pass it on.
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terribly realistic
10 October 2007 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

This movie is given an extra boost by its considerable realism. Acting, situations and people are so real that every character seems to be played by men and women in their lives, rather than by professional actors. Ken Loach limits himself to set out the problem and doesn't offer any solutions (that probably don't even exist); the huge problem is poor folks entering the UK, being exploited and given a starvation pay whereas many Britons think the problem of their country is them seeking a better life. The lead actress is shown as a very negative but memorable character, and every situation is seen from her angle, the one of a girl trying to redeem herself in such a negative way. Overall the film is excellent for its fullness and for its realistic roles (Angie's father as well).


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