What a film a must see
A 59 year old carpenter recovering from a heart attack, befriends a single mum and her two kids as they navigate their way through the impersonal benefits system. With equal amounts of humour, warmth and despair. Heartfelt and emotional until the end that will make you cry.
Daniel Blake is caught in a trap.
A bureaucratic hell populated by "computer says no" mini Hitlers occupying mainly minor roles in the Jobseeker hell that in a bid to out 'scroungers' the system has eaten itself and is spitting out vulnerable pitiful fodder like Daniel and the lovable but deeply vulnerable Katie.
He's had a heart attack and his doctors say he can't work but the Benefits Police say he has to go on jobseeker allowance and look for work or lose all entitlement to any money AT ALL.
Katie is moved from a women's hostel in London because she can't afford a flat in London with her two children She's having the same problems, only hers start from a tinpot Hitler chucking her out of the Job Centre for being late for her appointment.
if you liked Cathy Come Home you'll like this but be ready to cry