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I, Daniel Blake

Over 7Contians anxiety 96 minutes 2016

Ken Loach directs this drama that follows a 59-year-old joiner as he tries to navigate the British benefits system. In the North-East of England, widower Daniel Blake (Dave Johns) is forced to stop working when he is taken ill with heart disease and so applies for Employment and Support Allowance from the Government. But his life is further thrown into disarray when his benefits are suddenly taken away from him and he is forced to jump through the many hoops of the bureaucratic system to get them back. During this time, he meets the similarly-troubled single mother Katie (Hayley Squires) whose financial problems mean she is being forced out of her home in London along with her two kids Dylan and Daisy (Dylan McKiernan and Briana Shann).

The film is not available outside of Finland
Category: Feature film
Genre: Drama
Director: Ken Loach
Actor: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Natalies Ann Jamieson, Colin Coombs
Rights owner: Scanbox
Country: United Kingdom

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