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Sorry We Missed You (2019)

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Releases March 6, 2020
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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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 4 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kris Hitchen ... Ricky Turner
Debbie Honeywood ... Abbie Turner
Rhys Stone Rhys Stone ... Sebastian 'Seb' Turner
Katie Proctor ... Liza Jane Turner
Ross Brewster Ross Brewster ... Gavin Maloney
Charlie Richmond ... Henry Morgan
Julian Ions Julian Ions ... Freddie
Sheila Dunkerley Sheila Dunkerley ... Rosie
Maxie Peters Maxie Peters ... Robert
Christopher John Slater Christopher John Slater ... Ben
Heather Wood Heather Wood ... Mollie
Albert Dumba Albert Dumba ... Harpoon
Natalia Stonebanks Natalia Stonebanks ... Roz
Jordan Collard Jordan Collard ... Dodge
Dave Turner Dave Turner ... Magpie
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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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6 March 2020 (USA) See more »

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Sorry We Missed You See more »

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Kris Hitchen took inspiration for his part from his time working as a plumber in the years between acting jobs. See more »

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When Ricky delivers a parcel to an angry Newcastle United fan he has his scanner with him. After arguing with customer he leaves without the scanner. His hands are empty. 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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Ken Loach does it again
10 August 2019 | by jstonleySee all my reviews

I was fortunate to get the last remaining ticket for this at the New Zealand Film Festival. Ken Loach has done it again. Sorry we missed you is another masterpiece, a fierce, angry and unapologetic film about the zero hour contract and the devastating cost to so many people working in Britain today.

The film tells the story of one family's struggle to regain financial independence whilst working jobs with zero hour contracts and the stress and uncertainty this brings. We witness their family life become more and more toxic as both parents become exhausted and eventually lose their sense of dignity.

Like most of Ken Loaches films it's graphic, brutally honest and difficult to watch at times. but told with real empathy. At one point in the film the lady next to me buried her head in her hands her as she couldn't bare to witness the struggle and humiliation facing the family.

During another scene in the film the whole theatre burst into applause as the wife grabs the phone from her husband out of sheer anger at the way he is being talked to by his unempatheitc boss and gives him a piece of his mind.

The film doesn't end on a happy note, there isn't any way it for it to do so. It simply highlights that for many the struggle is both real and never ending and yet again you leave the theatre feeling upset and angry that such atrocities are allowed to happen.


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