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After being fired from her job, Angie teams up with her flatmate to find employment for immigrants.

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Angie
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Rose
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Karol
Joe Siffleet ...
Jamie
Colin Coughlin ...
Geoff
Maggie Russell ...
Cathy (as Maggie Hussey)
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Andy
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Mahmoud
Mahin Aminnia ...
Mahin, Mahmoud's Wife
Shadeh Kavousian ...
Shadeh, daughter of Mahmoud and Mahin
Sheeva Kavousian ...
Sheeva, daughter of Mahmoud and Mahin
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Derek
David Doyle ...
Tony
Eddie Webber ...
Company Director
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Company Director
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Angry Worker Emir
Jackie Robinson-Brown ...
Headmistress (as Jackie Robinson Brown)
Miro Somers ...
Attacker
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Youth Offending Care Team
Mick Connolly ...
Youth Offending Care Team
Sian Wheldon ...
Youth Offending Care Team
Malgorzata Zawadzka ...
Polish Translator
Marina Chykalovets ...
Ukranian Translator
Chisana Gayves ...
Ukranian Translator (as Oksana Gayvas)
Ludmila Borysh
Faton Gerbeshi
Kevin Hussey
Steve Lorrigan ...
Police Sergeant
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Diane
Angela McGowan
Aleksandar Mikic
Ezequiel Lima Santos
Serge Soric ...
Toni
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Milan
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Jan (uncredited)

Directed by

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Ken Loach

Written by

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Paul Laverty ... ()

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R.J. Buks ... co-producer (as Rafal Buks)
Tim Cole ... line producer
Ulrich Felsberg ... executive producer
Lena Kozlova ... executive producer: Ukraina
Ken Loach ... producer
Liza Marshall ... producer: Channel 4
Rebecca O'Brien ... producer
Valerie Phil ... producer: Ukraina (as Lera Filshina)
Piotr Reisch ... co-producer
Kathryn Williams ... producer: Channel 4

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George Fenton

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Nigel Willoughby

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Jonathan Morris

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Paul Clegg ... second assistant editor
Fergus Hally ... colorist
María Merediz ... post-production coordinator
Anthony Morris ... assistant editor
Mark Wright ... negative cutter

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Kahleen Crawford

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Fergus Clegg

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Peter James

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Carole Fraser ... (as Carole K. Millar)

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Tara McDonald ... hair designer / makeup designer

Production Management

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Daragh Coghlan ... assistant unit manager
Eimhear McMahon ... post-production supervisor
Elena Shevchenko ... production manager: Ukraina (as Yelena Shevchenko)

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David Gilchrist ... first assistant director
Nick Heckstall-Smith ... co-first assistant director
Michael Queen ... second assistant director
Michal Wuczynski ... second assistant director

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Mat Bergel ... stand-by props
Mark Brady ... carpenter
Amanda Dazely ... assistant art director (as Amanda Elizabeth Leggatt)
Max Halushka ... assistant art director
Ben Johnson ... dressing props
Ben Johnson ... property master
Adam A. Makin ... props
Alex Robertson ... carpenter
Rahut Singh ... props
Rahut Singh ... props
Danny Sumsion ... construction manager
Donna Turner ... painter
Rod Whiting ... dressing props
Linda Wilson ... prop buyer

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Julie Ankerson ... foley artist
Alex Ashcroft ... sound assistant
Ray Beckett ... sound mixer
Ben Brazier ... foley mixer
Kevin Brazier ... sound editor
Robert Brazier ... sound effects editor
Andy Hagon ... re-recording mixer
Peter Murphy ... boom operator (as Pete Murpjy)
James Seddon ... dolby consultant
Ian Tapp ... re-recording mixer

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Abbi Collins ... motorbike rider double
Steve Griffin ... stunt coordinator
Paul Heasman ... stunt coordinator
Julie Maynard ... motorbike rider double

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Joss Barratt ... still photographer
Celio Castro ... electrician
Ben Chads ... focus puller
Kevin Day ... gaffer
Louise McEllin ... clapper/loader
Georg Nonnenmacher ... best boy electric
Alexander Reid ... assistant camera
Statten Roeg ... camera trainee
Monika Skrzypczak ... still photographer
Serge Svetnoy ... gaffer (as Sergii Svietnyi)
Ahmet Tan ... clapper/loader
Des Willie ... still photographer

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Chuck Douglas ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Louise Egan ... costume supervisor

Location Management

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Maria Czech ... location manager: Eastern Europe
Emma Woodcock ... location manager

Music Department

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Simon Chamberlain ... music associate
David Daniels ... musician: cello (as Dave Daniels)
Caroline Dearney ... musician: cello
William Hawkes ... musician: viola
Mike Smith ... musician: saxophone
Bruce White ... soloist: viola

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Roger Smith ... script consultant
Heather Storr ... script supervisor (as Heather Starr)

Transportation Department

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David Hammett ... action vehicle coordinator (as Dave Hammett)

Additional Crew

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Mat Bartram ... protools operator
Helen Boyd ... floor runner
Martin Butterworth ... title designer
Eimhear McMahon ... production assistant
Greg McManus ... production coordinator
Habib Rahman ... assistant production accountant / post-production accountant
Tina Shadick ... production accountant
Laura Windebank ... floor runner
Isabelle Duvoisin ... press attache: France (uncredited)
Jérôme Jouneaux ... press attache: France (uncredited)
Matthieu Rey ... press attache: France (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • These Times (United Kingdom)
  • In questo mondo libero... (Italy)
  • It's a Free World (Germany)
  • En un mundo libre... (Spain)
  • Polak potrzebny od zaraz (Poland)
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Runtime
  • 96 min
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Budget $6,000,000 (estimated)

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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 »
Movie Connections Features Dog Soldiers (2002). See more »
Crazy Credits "The dozens of foreign workers and grey workers who shared their stories but do not want to be named." See more »
Quotes Karol: You know the old saying? Never return a favour, pass it on.
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