This social drama by British director Ken Loach is about the struggle of a “little man” against the system. Its author Paul Laverty took dozens of studies and interviews as the basis of the script and invented a fictional story of a middle-aged widower. So, needing public assistance after a heart attack, 59-year-old Daniel is forced to seek help from the state. This is where he encounters the indifference and inhumanity of the bureaucratic machine. This film was presented at the Odessa Film Festival, and earlier it won the Palme d’Or at the 69th Cannes Film Festival.
Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Sharon Percy
Director – Ken Loach
Writer – Paul Laverty (screenplay)
Taglines – Intensely Moving and Utterly Heartbreaking!
Genre – Drama
Release date – June 9, 2017 (United States)
Countries of origin – United Kingdom, France, Belgium
Official sites – British Film Institute (BFI) (United Kingdom) Cinéart (Belgium)
Language – English
Also known as – Yo, Daniel Blake
Filming locations – Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England, UK
Production companies – Sixteen Films Why Not Productions Wild Bunch
Gross US & Canada – $260,354
Opening weekend US & Canada – $18,682Jun 4, 2017
Gross worldwide – $15,793,051
Runtime – 1h 40min
Color – Color
Sound mix – Dolby Digital
Aspect ratio – 1.85 : 1
IMDb – 7.9/10
Metacritic – 78%
Rotten Tomatoes – 92%
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