Sorry We Missed You

Ken Loach (I, Daniel Blake) does what he does best in this affecting drama about a couple ground down by zero-hours contracts.

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Ricky and his family have been fighting an uphill struggle against debt since the 2008 financial crash. An opportunity to wrestle back some independence appears with a shiny new van and the chance to run a franchise as a self-employed delivery driver. It’s hard work, and his wife’s job as a care worker is no easier. The family unit is strong but things don’t work out as planned, and Ricky and his family soon find themselves on the brink.

In his follow-up to the Palme d’Or winning I, DANIEL BLAKE, Loach masterfully depicts, with compassion and anger, a callous economic system based on zero-hour contracts and zero-benefits employment.

Ken Loach, UK, France, Belgium, 2019, 100 min. English spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Kris Hitchen, Debbie Honeywood, Rhys Stone, Katie Proctor.