I Daniel Blake 2016 Criterion Collection
Daniel (Dave Johns) is a 59-year-old woodworker who’s recently experienced a heart attack. Medical issues have ended his working years, relying on government assistance to pay the bills. When Daniel is hit with the news that he’s expected to return to employment right away, he’s baffled, trying to remain with his doctor’s orders to ease back into a routine. However, medical information isn’t connecting with benefit sources, sending Daniel, who isn’t computer literate, on an endless quest to fix the situation, entering the labyrinth of social services, where every option to continue living is trapped behind bewildering paperwork and professional demands. During this painful journey, Daniel meets Katie (Hayley Squires), a single mother of two who doesn’t have any money to support her family. She responds to Daniel’s kindness as he helps with home projects, but her own shame is silently destroying her, forced to accept the unthinkable just to afford to buy food for her kids.

BD50 + 2xDVD9 | 1080p AVC, NTSC | 01:40:26 | 45.8 Gb + 11.1 Gb
Language: English
Subtitles: English

Director: Ken Loach
Cast: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Sharon Percy
Country: UK, France, Belgium
Genre: Drama

• Audio commentary from 2016 featuring Loach and screenwriter Paul Laverty
• How to Make a Ken Loach Film, a 2016 documentary on the production of I, Daniel Blake (38:07)
• Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach, a 2016 documentary directed by Louise Osmond (1:33:45)
• Deleted scenes (0:53, 0:25, 0:28, 1:23, 1:02, 0:33, 0:28, 0:38, 1:45)
• Trailer (2:19)

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