Winner of the Palme d'Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and a 2017 BAFTA for Best British Film, the latest from legendary director Ken Loach is a gripping, human tale about the impact one man can make. Gruff but goodhearted, Daniel Blake (Dave Johns) is a man out of time: a widowed woodworker who's never owned a computer, he lives according to his own common sense moral code. But after a heart attack leaves him unable to work and the state welfare system fails him, the stubbornly self-reliant Daniel must stand up and fight for his dignity, leading a one-man crusade for compassion that will transform the lives of a struggling single mother (Hayley Squires) and her two children. Graced with humor and heart, I, Daniel Blake is a moving, much-needed reminder of the power of empathy from one of the world's greatest living filmmakers.
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Ratings and Reviews
Critics Consensus: I, Daniel Blake marks yet another well-told chapter in director Ken Loach's powerfully populist filmography.
Grim drama about heartless welfare system; language.
Cast & Crew
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- © 2016 Sixteen Tyne Limited, Why Not Productions, Wild Bunch, Les Films du Fleuve, British Broadcasting Corporation, France 2 Cinéma and The British Film Institute
- English (United Kingdom) (Dolby 5.1, Stereo)
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