I, Daniel Blake

I, Daniel Blake

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Catalogue no: DI1909

Media: DVD

Classification: MA15+

Category: Film

Genre: Drama

Barcode: 9317731130779

No of Discs: 1

Language: English

Year: 2016

Release Date: 22-03-2017

Availability: In stock

Daniel Blake (59) has worked as a joiner most of his life in Newcastle. Now, for the first time ever, he needs help from the State. He cross
Daniel Blake (59) has worked as a joiner most of his life in Newcastle. Now, for the first time ever, he needs help from the State. He crosses paths with a single mother Katie and her two young children, Daisy and Dylan. Katie's only chance to escape a one-roomed homeless hostel in London has been to accept a flat in a city she doesn't know, some 300 miles away. Daniel and Katie find themselves in no-man's land, caught on the barbed wire of welfare bureaucracy as played out against the rhetoric of 'striver and skiver' in modern day Britain.

Additional Information

Actors Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Sharon Percy, Briana Shann
Director Ken Loach
Producer Rebecca O'Brien
Aspect Ratio 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Video Encoding PAL
Audio Dolby Digital 5.1
Region 4
Runtime 96

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I, Daniel Blake Review by Michelle
Widower, Daniel Blake has worked as a carpenter all his life – until now. After suffering a heart attack, he’ finds himself reliant on welfare for the first time. His doctor tells him he’s not fit to return to work, but the system disagrees, demanding he spend hours every week looking for work he can’t accept. When Daniel meets single mum, Katie, who has been forced to move to the area with her two kids, the two form a friendship. Inspired by real-life stories, I, Daniel Blake is a dark tale of modern-day England you won’t forget in a hurry,…

1) Did you like it?

Yes – but see my answer to question three for clarification. I, Daniel Blake is a great film – maybe even a classic – but it will put your heart through the wringer.

2) Why?

This is a powerful, visceral, kick-in-the-guts of a film. I had to keep reminding myself that this wasn’t a documentary, and the people I was watching were actors.

3) You’ll enjoy this movie if…

Let’s make this clear – you’re not going to enjoy this movie. It’s not that kind of film. But I, Daniel Blake will get you thinking – and it’ll leave you looking at the world in a different way once it’s over.

4) This movie made me think about…

All the real life Daniels and Katies. With the UK seemingly locked in a downward spiral, things are only going to get worse. Plus, this isn’t something that’s only happening in England. The Australian welfare system is just as cruel.

5) Overall rating?

Four and a half stars. (Posted on 19/04/2017)