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Year: 2019
Original Title: Sorry We Missed You
Length: 101 minutes
Genre: Drama
Studios: BBC Films
Distributor: eOne Films
Age rating: Suitable only for 15 years and over
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Release Dates

United Kingdom: November 01 2019

United States: March 06 2020

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Plot

A working-class family living in Newcastle fights day after day against the precariousness, job uncertainty and the heavy burden of bills that began with the 2008 financial crisis. Ricky and his wife have always held down consistent jobs but, in this harsh financial environment, it's not enough to allow them to live comfortably. Ricky, the father of the family, is made unemployed and as an alternative he becomes a self-employed delivery boy, trying to continue supporting his family. Abby, his wife, also makes a sacrifice to help her husband by selling her car and buying a van with the money they make from it which will help Ricky to work and, in turn, will allow their family to be able to afford to live better lives. However, Ricky is not as free as most self-employed workers are to determine their own business. Ricky's success depends on the transport company that assigns the routes, controlling his day and his performance, which he soon realises also affects the wellbeing of his family. It is then that a hellish spiral begins for the whole family in the form a new efficiency-measuring system named "uberisation". Although the family unit is strong, their close ties threaten to snap under the pressure. The film is directed by Ken Loach ('I, Daniel Blake') and stars Kris Hitchen and Debbie Honeywood. Hide full plot... Show full plot

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Cast Sorry We Missed You

Kris Hitchen

Kris Hitchen

Ricky Turner

Debbie Honeywood

Debbie Honeywood

Abbie Turner

Katie Proctor

Katie Proctor

Lisa Jane

Mark Birch

Mark Birch

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Trivia Sorry We Missed You

'Sorry we missed you' was presented at the last edition of the Cannes Film Festival in which it was Ken Loach's fourteenth participation in the French pageant, where it has obtained a total of two Palme d'Or. The film competed in the Perlak Section of the 2019 edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival. The story takes partial inspiration from the experiences of Don Lane, a courier for DPD who died January 2018 after working through illness in the Christmas delivery rush. He had skipped several hospital appointments to treat his type 1 diabetes because he had been charged £150 by DPD when he missed deliveries to attend an appointment and feared further charges.

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