I, Daniel Blake

I, Daniel Blake

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This is an astonishing story of triumph and adversity in modern day Britain. Daniel Blake has worked as a joiner for most of his life in Newcastle. Now, for the first time ever, he needs help from the State. He crosses paths with single mother Katie who is battling to keep her two young children fed. Daniel and Katie find themselves in a no-man's land, striving to pull themselves out of the welfare bureaucracy of modern day Britain. Award winning and critically lauded, I, Daniel Blake is the vital film for our times.
Description: 1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, colour ; 12 cm
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: DVD IDan


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Nov 21, 2017


Great story, well acted. But the ending ......

We watched this all through, hoping for a happy ending.
But the end left us feeling depressed and wishing we hadn't bothered

Oct 21, 2017

Often hilarious in a darkly funny way...BUT...
This is no comedy, and the ending is NOT what you'd expect...and may not be what you want...

The Preferred View: The "Nanny" state isn't doing many people many favours.

The Alternative View: If people were more self-reliant and planned ahead--they wouldn't need the nanny state, which, in the end, fails many of them...

I'd give it four stars. Great performance by the lead.

Oct 18, 2017

This is a very poignant movie of real life and makes you sympathize with what it must be like to be poor and the hurdles vulnerable people have to overcome to exist. Excellent and well acted. Not surprised it won the Palme D'Or. We have to be more caring of each other.

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