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Sorry We Missed You

OT: Sorry We Missed You

Ken Loach // United Kingdom, France, Belgium, 2019
Fiction Feature // FF2019



Zero hours contracts and neo-liberal serfdom: Ken Loach’s new film tells of the social abyss created by a digital service economy. Ricky, Abby and their two kids live in Newcastle. They’re a strong, loving family in which everyone sticks up for everyone else. While Ricky gets by with odd jobs, Abby is a care worker for the elderly. No matter how hard they try, they know that they will never really be independent or own their own home. But then it’s suddenly now or never! Thanks to the digital revolution, a tempting opportunity comes Ricky’s way and he and Abby go all in: she sells her car so that Ricky can buy a delivery truck and start afresh as a self-employed courier. The future seems rosy. But the price for Ricky’s independence proves far higher than they imagined. The family has to pull together and fight for survival.


After starting out directing for the theatre, KEN LOACH (*1936) then began making films for the BBC, beginning a long and distinguished career in TV and cinema, from Cathy Come Home and Kes in the 60s, Riff-Raff, Raining Stones and The Wind that Shakes the Barley (Palme D‘Or, Cannes 2006), Looking for Eric, Angels‘ Share and on to I, Daniel Blake (Palme D‘Or, Cannes 2016).



Sorry We Missed You

Fiction Feature



United Kingdom, France, Belgium


101 min

OV with German subtitles

Ken Loach

Paul Laverty

Kris Hitchen, Debbie Honeywood, Rhys Stone, Katie Proctor, Ross Brewster, Charlie Richmond, Julian Ions, Sheila Dunkerley, Maxie Peters, Christopher John Slater, Heather Wood, Alberto Dumba, Natalia Stonebanks, Jordan Collard, Dave Turner, Stephen Clegg

Rebecca O'Brien

Robbie Ryan

Jonathan Morris

George Fenton

Fergus Clegg

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