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Sorry We Missed You (2019)

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Hoping that self-employment through gig economy can solve their financial woes, a hard-up UK delivery driver and his wife struggling to raise a family end up trapped in the vicious circle of this modern-day form of labour exploitation.

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Ken Loach

Writer:

Paul Laverty
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Cast

Credited cast:
Debbie Honeywood ... Abbie Turner
Kris Hitchen ... Ricky Turner
Rhys Stone ... Sebastian 'Seb' Turner
Nikki Marshall ... Traffic Warden
Linda E Greenwood Linda E Greenwood ... Driver
Katie Proctor Katie Proctor ... Lisa Jane Turner
Ross Brewster Ross Brewster ... Gavin Maloney
Stephen Clegg ... Policeman
Harriet Ghost ... Office Staff
Simran Kaur ... Patient
Vicky Hall Vicky Hall ... Corridor Nurse
Micky McGregor ... Davis
Mark Birch ... Driver
Alfie Dobson ... Jack O'Brien
Andrea Johnson ... Packer
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Storyline

Ricky and his family have been fighting an uphill struggle against debt since the 2008 financial crash. An opportunity to wrestle back some independence appears with a shiny new van and the chance to run a franchise as a self employed delivery driver. It's hard work, and his wife's job as a carer is no easier. The family unit is strong but when both are pulled in different directions everything comes to breaking point.

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UK | France | Belgium

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sorry We Missed You See more »

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$4,987,284
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The story takes partial inspiration from the experiences of Don Lane, a courier for DPD who died January 2018 after working through illness in the Christmas delivery rush. He had skipped several hospital appointments to treat his type 1 diabetes because he had been charged £150 by DPD when he missed deliveries to attend an appointment and feared further charges. See more »

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Abbie Turner: This is my family, and I'm telling you now, nobody messes with my family.
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Giving voice to those who can't be heard.
19 October 2019 | by adityakripalaniSee all my reviews

For Loach, who is peaking yet again at this point in his career, this is another song about those unspoken for. This time it's delivery drivers. Be it an Amazon or a food delivery service. The most beautiful parts however are the the filmmaker also does say along with depicting the toughness of their lives, that the only way to breathe normally amidst this is to stick together as family.


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