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I, Daniel Blake (2016)

R | | Drama | 9 June 2017 (USA)
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After having suffered a heart-attack, a 59-year-old carpenter must fight the bureaucratic forces of the system in order to receive Employment and Support Allowance.

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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 22 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

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Katie
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Daisy
Dylan McKiernan ...
Dylan
Kate Rutter ...
Ann
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Kema Sikazwe ...
China
Steven Richens ...
Piper
Amanda Payne ...
Employment Support Allowance Assessor
Chris Mcglade ...
At the Sawmill (as Chris McGlade)
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At the Sawmill
Gavin Webster ...
At the Sawmill
Sammy T. Dobson ...
Specialist Nurse
Mickey Hutton ...
Neighbor with dog
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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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A masterful cry for human decency from Ken Loach. See more »

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Opening Weekend:

$18,682 (USA) (2 June 2017)

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$258,168 (USA) (14 July 2017)
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Director Ken Loach is the oldest Palme d'Or winner ever. When he won on 22nd May 2016 for I, Daniel Blake (2016), he was 79 years old. See more »

Goofs

When Daniel is in the benefits office the adviser Ann notices he looks unwell and sits him down and gives Daniel a plastic cup of water. Initially when Daniel gets the cup there are two or three cups stick together, as sometimes happens, the film then cuts away and then back and Daniels cup has become just one plastic cup. See more »

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China: Dan, they'll f@ck you around, I'm warning you. Make it as miserable as possible. No accident. That's the plan. I know dozens who have just given up.
Daniel: Well, they've picked the wrong one if they think I'm gonna give up. I'm like a dog with a bone, me, son.
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Featured in Projector: I, Daniel Blake (2017) See more »

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Sailing By
(1963)
Composed by Ronald Binge
Performed by The Alan Perry/William Gardner Orchestra as The Perry/Gardner Orchestra
Conducted by Ronald Binge
Licensed courtesy of Mozart Edition (Great Britain) Ltd.
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Art reflects Life?
1 November 2016 | by See all my reviews

I have just watched this film and felt I had to add my voice to others who have rated it.

Ken Loach has nailed it again.

While many came in to see it with the usual cinema food that can be a noisy distraction as the film progressed you could have heard a pin drop.

As the credits started to roll I started to applaud, others joined in. I have never been to see a film where I felt this was necessary.

Sadly the film showed how dysfunctional the systems meant to support are failing.

This film should mandatory for all in authority and all M.P.s and members of the House of Lords to view.


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