A 59 year old carpenter recovering from a heart attack, befriends a single mum and her two kids as they navigate their way through the kafkaesque impersonal benefits system. With equal amounts of humour, warmth and despair. Heartfelt and emotional until the end
Did You Know?
Director Ken Loach
was invited for the 13th time into the 'Official Competition' of the Cannes International Film Festival. This is probably a record. See more
When Daniel is in the benefits office the adviser Ann notices he looks unwell and sits him down and gives Daniel a plastic cup of water. Initially when Daniel gets the cup there are two or three cups stick together, as sometimes happens, the film then cuts away and then back and Daniels cup has become just one plastic cup. See more
Composed by Ronald Binge
Performed by 'The Alan Perry/William Gardner Orchestra'
(1963) See more