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I, Daniel Blake

Rated: R


  • Directed By: Ken Loach
  • Starring: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Dylan McKiernan, Briana Shann,
  • Running Time: 1:40
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The eponymous Daniel is an affable, 59-year-old carpenter in Newcastle, fighting to collect his Employment and Support Allowance after falling ill. Waiting to sign on at the local Jobcentre, Daniel befriends Katie, a young single mother who is also being shoved around by the vagaries of the system, having just been relocated with her two kids from a London homeless shelter to an affordable council flat up north. A mutually beneficial alliance, and makeshift extended family, is formed.