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Sorry We Missed You

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The "Uberized" economy and its iniquities come in for a shellacking in Ken Loach’s latest cri de coeur, a social drama that many critics have said is even better than his Palme d’Or-winning previous work, I, Daniel Blake. Like that film, this one was written by Loach’s frequent collaborator Paul Laverty, and the two of them again show, with passion and intelligence, the tragic, logical consequences of unfettered capitalism.

Ricky (Kris Hitchen), a former construction worker laid-off after the 2008 financial crisis and under-employed ever since, is in dire need of a job to help support his wife Abbie (Debbie Honeywood), a contract nurse and in-home caregiver, and their two kids. Paying too much heed to one of his mates, the affable Ricky convinces himself that the way out of his family’s financial misery is to become a no-benefits, no-overtime freelance driver for a big delivery company. With great empathy and an abundance of well-researched detail, Loach and his fine cast show how Ricky’s dream turns into a nightmare.

"Superb… It’s fierce, open and angry, unironised and unadorned, about a vital contemporary issue whose implications you somehow don’t hear on the news." - Peter Bradshaw, Guardian


Director Ken Loach
Country of Origin: UK/France/Belgium
Year: 2019
Running Time: 100 mins
Format: DCP
Language:In English
Related Links: Official Website
Cast: Kris Hitchen, Debbie Honeywood, Rhys Stone, Katie Proctor, Ross Brewster, Charlie Richmond
Executive Producer: Pascal Caucheteux, Grégoire Sorlat, Vincent Maraval
Producer: Rebecca O’Brien
Screenwriter: Paul Laverty
Cinematographer: Robbie Ryan
Editor: Jonathan Morris
Production Design: Fergus Clegg
Music: George Fenton
Production Company: Sixteen Films, Why Not Productions, Les Films du Fleuve
Distributor: Pacific Northwest Pictures

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