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 Britainches. Award winning and critically lauded, I, Daniel Blake is the vital film for our times.
Edition: Widescreen version
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (100 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm.
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Alternative Title: Daniel Blake [dvd]

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two2bears
Sep 18, 2019

Heartbreaking, but all too familiar. Think it can't happen here? Think again!

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rslade
Jul 22, 2019

Kafka-esque and depressing.

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nibornetsirk
May 03, 2019

I can't recall the last time I saw a movie about real people struggling with against injustice and the exasperating system. Fantastic acting by everyone.

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SerenityNow2013
Jan 31, 2019

Having followed ATOS assessments in the UK through the news and from people I know, this story is true to life. In fact many have been put through far worse and ended in suicide. Very well done film.

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jimg2000
Oct 16, 2018

We heard of similar horror stories on this side of the pond as help seekers fell into bureaucratic traps in our social safety net programs. Exhibits are the homeless and prostitutes population. It is not subtle like the timeless 1952 "Ikiru (็”Ÿใใ‚‹, To Live)" but succeeded to indict the problems as the 2017 "The Florida Project."

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Sep 20, 2018

This drama movie is about a carpenter who has fallen ill and is trying to collect his Support Allowance to no avail. While arguing with the government to get what he deserves and requires, he comes across a single mother who has been recently moved to lower income housing. This movie definitely reveals the realities that many people face when trying to collect welfare in Britain and how it isnโ€™t always as easy as it seems. The movie has likable characters and an emotional storyline, that those who are highly empathetic can appreciate. I would rate this film 4/5 stars. @The_Reviewer of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

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wodebaobei38
Sep 18, 2018

Is this what 'Medicare for all' would look like? A must watch!

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magentastorm
Aug 27, 2018

Brilliant! Tells it like it is. Very familiar with this kind of twisted, crazy making treatment in UK and Canada. UK seniors, my parents, with serious health conditions deal with this kind of garbage every week, they don't have computer skills either. If you didn't like this, watch it again. Speaks the truth as it relates to a whole segment of society in UK. This is not a fairy story, but real life for many. If you can't understand the dialect, try opening your heart and watch the characters, they speak volumes without saying a word.

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jaketaz777
Aug 10, 2018

Living through all this in the way he did is only possible by the love of GOD, and his reward awaits him at his resurrection.

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strider643
Aug 02, 2018

I found this movie slow and boring. Didn't interest me at all.

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jimg2000
Oct 16, 2018

I am not a client, a customer, nor a service user. I am not a shirker, a scrounger, a beggar, nor a thief. I'm not a National Insurance Number or blip on a screen. I paid my dues, never a penny short, and proud to do so. I don't tug the forelock, but look my neighbour in the eye and help him if I can. I don't accept or seek charity. My name is Daniel Blake. I am a man, not a dog. As such, I demand my rights. I demand you treat me with respect. I, Daniel Blake, am a citizen, nothing more and nothing less.

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