R | | Drama
After having suffered a heart-attack, a 59-year-old carpenter must fight the bureaucratic forces of the system in order to receive Employment and Support Allowance.
The Food bank and a few of its actual volunteers from Vice's video Shy Bairns Get Nowt: Food Poverty in the UK 2014 are used in the food bank scene.
Was I a soldier? Oh, more dangerous than that. I was a carpenter.
When Katie is sanctioned for turning up late for her appointment to sign on she says later to Daniel that she was hoping to get payment the following day. This is wrong the money would be paid three days after signing-on not the next day.
A very special thanks to workers within the DWP [Department for Work and Pensions] and PCS [Public and Commercial Services] Union who provided us with invaluable information but who must remain anonymous. [Government edict that public employees in these departments cannot speak publicly about their work.]
€337,649 (Italy) (23 October 2016)
$258,168 (USA) (14 July 2017)
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