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I, Daniel Blake (2016)

R | | Drama | 21 October 2016 (UK)
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A middle aged carpenter who requires state welfare after injuring himself, is joined by a single mother in a similar scenario.

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Nominated for 4 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 15 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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Katie
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Daisy
Dylan McKiernan ...
Dylan
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Employment Support Allowance Assessor
Jane Birch ...
Librarian
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Job Centre Floor Manager
Colin Coombs ...
Postman
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Appeal Receptionist
Stephen Halliday ...
Furniture Dealer
Bryn Jones ...
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Viktoria Kay ...
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Mick Laffey ...
Welfare Benefits Advisor
Dan Li ...
Stan Li
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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

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

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Featured in Projector: I, Daniel Blake (2017) See more »

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Sailing By
Composed by Ronald Binge
Performed by 'The Alan Perry/William Gardner Orchestra'
(1963)
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Gritty but compulsive
26 September 2016 | by See all my reviews

I left the cinema with a lot to think about after viewing this film. A gritty and realistic drama portraying the processes and outcomes of claimants caught up in today's benefit system, sometimes with dreadful outcomes.

Every public servant, politician and voluntary sector worker should be expected to watch this film. A lot of it is not easy viewing, and certainly not suitable for a fun night out, but the message it gives about today's society is compelling.

I think a message should be included on-screen but before the credits suggesting people contact the Citizens' Advice Bureau if they are experiencing any of the issues raised in the film.


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