I, Daniel Blake

Language: English
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A 59 year old carpenter recovering from a heart attack befriends a single mother and her two kids as they navigate their way through the impersonal, Kafkaesque benefits system. With equal amounts of humor, warmth and despair, the journey is heartfelt and emotional until the end.

 

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Running time: 100 MIN.

Starring

Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Dylan McKiernan, Briana Shann, Kate Rutter, Sharon Percy, Kema Sikazwe. (English dialogue)

Production

(U.K.-France-Belgium) A Le Pacte (in France) release of a Sixteen Films, Why Not Prods., Wild Bunch, BFI, BBC Films, Les Films du Fleuve, France 2 Cinéma, Canal Plus, France Télévisions, Le Pacte, Cinéart, Ciné Plus, VOO and Be tv production. (International sales: Wild Bunch, Paris.) Produced by Rebecca O’Brien. Executive producers, Pascal Caucheteux, Grégoire Sorlat, Vincent Maraval.

Crew

Directed by Ken Loach. Screenplay, Paul Laverty. Camera (color), Robbie Ryan; editor, Jonathan Morris; music, George Fenton; production designers, Fergus Clegg, Linda Wilson; costume designer, Joanne Slater; sound (Dolby Digital), Ray Beckett; sound editor, Kevin Brazier; line producer, Eimhear McMahon; casting, Kahleen Crawford.

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