What a hard watch, I was in tears with the situations of the main characters, it is hard to believe that the public servants who work with people in need can be so remote from the real needs. Filmed... Read morelike a documentary and so believable it was on my mind for days after. Top movie.
Daniel Blake (59) has worked as a joiner most of his life in Newcastle. Now, for the first time ever, he needs help from the State. He crosses paths with a single mother Katie and her two young children, Daisy and Dylan. Katie's only chance to escape a one-roomed homeless hostel in London has been to accept a flat in a city she doesn't know, some 300 miles away. Daniel and Katie find themselves in no-man's land, caught on the barbed wire of welfare bureaucracy as played out against the rhetoric of 'striver and skiver' in modern day Britain.