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Sorry We Missed You

The ‘Uberized’ economy and its inherent inequality are given a drubbing in Ken Loach’s latest heartfelt social drama, a film that many critics have said is even better than his Palme d’Or-winning previous work, I, Daniel Blake. Ricky (Kris Hitchen), an undere…

Length: 100 min
Country: Great Britain
Language spoken: English
Language subtitles: Dutch
Cast: Kris Hitchen, Debbie Honeywood, Rhys Stone
Director: Ken Loach
Release date: 2019

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The ‘Uberized’ economy and its inherent inequality are given a drubbing in Ken Loach’s latest heartfelt social drama, a film that many critics have said is even better than his Palme d’Or-winning previous work, I, Daniel Blake. Ricky (Kris Hitchen), an underemployed former construction worker laid-off after the 2008 financial crisis, is in dire need of a job to help support his wife Abbie (Debbie Honeywood), an in-home caregiver, and their two kids. After a pub chat with a mate, 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 passion, intelligence, great empathy, and an abundance of well-researched detail, Loach and his fine cast show the tragic consequences of unfettered capitalism as Ricky’s dream turns into a nightmare...

‘Superb… a film in the tradition of Loach’s previous work and reaching back to Vittorio De Sica’s Bicycle Thieves. It’s fierce, open and angry, unironised and unadorned, about a vital contemporary issue whose implications you somehow don’t hear on the news… This brilliant film will focus minds.’—Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

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