United Kingdom 2012 , 101 mins
Cast: Roger Allam, John Henshaw, Willima Ruane, Gary Maitland, Paul Brannigan
After swearing that his new-born son won’t take the same path as himself, Robbie meets three men during community service who like him can’t find work because of their criminal past. Together the band of friends take an adventurous risk and discover that turning to drink might just change their lives forever. A truly crowd-pleasing comedy with shades of The Full Monty from long-time collaborators Ken Loach and writer Paul Laverty in this whisky fuelled caper.
Winner of the Prix du Jury prize at the Cannes Film Festival, 2012.
‘this is British comedy at its warmest and most pleasurable; cask strength, unfiltered and neat’ The Telegraph
‘the funniest, sweetest film I’ve seen in a long time’ BBC News
’The Angels’ Share is Loach at his most playful and invigorating’ The Independent
‘…all the social-realist politics of a typical Loach but topped with a rampaging sense of humour’ The Times