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I DANIEL BLAKE
Started by: admin (534) Report abuse
This film is being shown this Friday at the former Beech Hill Library.8.00pm If you haven't seen it go along and watch it and you will see how this country treats its own people. I saw it last year at the Old Courts it had everyone in tears.

Posted by: broady (14395)   Report abuse
Very good film and good acting from all concerned. Even the ones in the dole office.

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (3367) Report abuse
Ken Loach made it and that is why it is good

Posted by: grimshaw (1628)  Report abuse
Ken loach is the most influential film director,Daniel blake is testament to his work along with many many others.

I particularly enjoyed Wind that shakes the barley .

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (3367) Report abuse
I liked 'Raining Stones'

Posted by: jo anne (32012)   Report abuse
‘I, Daniel Blake’ is on BBC2 at 9.45pm tonight - BBC iPlayer

Posted by: irene (2896)  Report abuse
I imagine there's a lot of bad language? That is not a criticism, just a question.

Posted by: broady (14395)   Report abuse
Irene,
It is a while since I watched it but I don't remember there being excessive bad language. I think gritty would best describe it. It is real life and desperate times for the central characters.

Posted by: priscus (7317) Report abuse
Home Office not the only government department which fostered a 'hostile environment' for the people with whom it deals.

Posted by: irene (2896)  Report abuse
Thanks, Broady. We watched it. It was brilliant but heartbreaking. xx

Posted by: whups (3369)   Report abuse
anyone who has been through this will know that it,s a true reflection of what,s going on .

Posted by: grimshaw (1628)  Report abuse
Whups..

Watched it again last evening .

Superb truthful exposure .

Ken Loach dosnt make bad films .

Posted by: momac (9797)  Report abuse
Speaking of films,we watched one he other night titled "Ethel and Ernest "
and it's brilliant..it's all about Raymond Briggs and his parents from start to
finish..Id never heard of him..he wrote the book"The Snowman" and was
the cartoonist for the film of "Snowman"...it's so good Hubby sent for the
DVD..and we've watched it again..tts animated and the best you'll ever see.
There's so much to it,it's absolutely brilliant.there's so much in it it's hard to
explain..I can't praise it enough.

Posted by: priscus (7317) Report abuse
And, in reality:

Man having to set out at 2-00am to walk 24 miles to sign-on.

 
 
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