30.09. - 09.10.2021

Sorry We Missed You United Kingdom, France, Belgium 2019 | 101 min | OV with German subtitles | Colour | FF 2019

Ken Loach

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).

rated for 0 + years
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.

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Original title: Sorry We Missed You
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: English
Section: Kaleidoscope
Language and subtitles: OV with German subtitles
Director: Ken Loach
Screenplay: Paul Laverty
Cast: 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
Producer: Rebecca O'Brien
Director of Photography: Robbie Ryan
Music: George Fenton
Production Design: Fergus Clegg
Editor: Jonathan Morris
Sound: 0
Costume design:
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Format: dcp
German Distributor: NFP marketing & distribution GmbH
World Sales: Wild Bunch
Production: Sixteen Films; Why Not Productions; Wild Bunch; Les Films du Fleuve


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