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.
Director Ken Loach is the oldest Palme d'Or winner ever. When he won on 22nd May 2016 for I, Daniel Blake (2016), he was 79 years old.
Can I ask you one question, Dan? Did you help us?
Daniel: Suppose so.
Daisy: So why can't I help you?
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.]
$18,682 4 June 2017
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