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It's a Free World... (2007)

Not Rated | | Drama | 29 February 2008 (USA)
After being fired from her job, Angie teams up with her flatmate to find employment for immigrants.

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Ken Loach

Writer:

Paul Laverty
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kierston Wareing ... Angie
Juliet Ellis Juliet Ellis ... Rose
Leslaw Zurek ... Karol
Joe Siffleet Joe Siffleet ... Jamie
Colin Coughlin Colin Coughlin ... Geoff
Maggie Russell Maggie Russell ... Cathy (as Maggie Hussey)
Raymond Mearns Raymond Mearns ... Andy
Davoud Rastgou Davoud Rastgou ... Mahmoud
Mahin Aminnia Mahin Aminnia ... Mahin, Mahmoud's Wife
Shadeh Kavousian Shadeh Kavousian ... Shadeh, daughter of Mahmoud and Mahin
Sheeva Kavousian Sheeva Kavousian ... Sheeva, daughter of Mahmoud and Mahin
Frank Gilhooley ... Derek
David Doyle David Doyle ... Tony
Eddie Webber ... Company Director
Johnny Palmiero ... Company Director
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Storyline

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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Release Date:

29 February 2008 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

East End, London, England, UK See more »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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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"The dozens of foreign workers and grey workers who shared their stories but do not want to be named." See more »

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recently unemployed single mother Angie aims to start up her own recruitment agency for stranded legal and illegal immigrants in London
7 January 2008 | by tiana90_9See all my reviews

I often feel like giving a film a ten somehow weakens the review and arguments but in my humble opinion this latest work from Ken Loach is absolutely spot on! The element I applaud the most is its nuances and subtlety. Nothing is black and white, the characters are complex and display at times total disregard for humanity and at others touching empathy, thereby making a stronger point of the complexity of the situation at hand. The plot is relatively simple, but small exchanges between the characters that seem irrelevant bring a great deal of humanity to the film. Kierston Wavering is absolutely magnificent as Angie and every single other "actor" (professional or not) featured is spot on. A moving, honest, brave yet depressing masterpiece!


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