It's A Free World details
|Starring:||Frank Gilhooley, Leslaw Zurek, Kierston Wareing, Colin Caughlin, Nadine Marshall, Branko Tomovic, Radoslaw Kaim, Juliet Ellis, Faruk Pruti, Joe Siffleet|
|Genre:||Drama - Crime|
It's A Free World
|Run time:||1 hour 32 minutes|
|Rental release:||01 Oct 2007|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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A very relevant filmBy crockery (137 reviews) from Belfast , 29 Jun 2008
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[Highly rated reviewer]The film follows Angie as she struggles to find herself in the world and take care of her young son. After being fired from her job she takes it upon herself to start a recruitment agency to bring cheap labour into England from eastern European countries. Although her intentions are good we learn throughout the film how difficult it is to keep things legitimate and even safe. Ken Loach does an amazing job of bringing this story out. It sends a strong message about immigration and labour without preaching. The story is essentially told from the corporations point of view through Angie and shows logic in their cost cutting measures, while at the same time presenting them as inexcusable. The film is gritty and even dirty looking which fits perfectly into the London underbelly that it is trying to show. Lastly the film begins and ends with the dynamic performance of unknown Kierston Wareing. Luckily she spoke at the screening because if she hadn't I wouldn't have been able to believe she was acting. A real star making performance that required nuance as well as strength. She created a real character who's decisions never seemed forced or contrived. I can't say enough good things about it, I hope that many people see this film so they can also appreciate it. The top notch script was created by long time Loach scribe Paul Laverty
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Free world,watch the wonderBy Applewalker (23 reviews) , 31 Mar 2013
[Highly rated reviewer]Ken loach is so on point with this harsh film about exploitation of immigrant workers in London. As ever, he shows every side to this complex & difficult subject with compassion yet boundaries, bit like the ideal parent really. The lead actress is so convincing you're not even sure she's acting. Rock on ken, godfather of the British film world!
Ever relevant Loach.By gingerspike (410 reviews) from Grimsby , 08 Dec 2010A great film with all of Loach's trademarks intertwined within it. There's not a lot more to say really! If you like Loach you should enjoy this film.
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Amateurish but goodBy Antollamh (49 reviews) from Sheffield , 23 Dec 2009Has probably used a lot of amateur actors, but overall a very good depiction of the problems that illegal immigrants face when trying to get work.
Great doc-dramaBy a customer from London, England , 12 Apr 2009Grea docu-drama that lifts the lid on cheap labour and the new immigrants in the UK
GodblessKen LoachBy MUNCH (138 reviews) from Gorebridge , 18 Sep 2008Yes i am a fan of Ken Loach and this film which tells how greed can overcome decent people and make them exploit others is well told and well acted.
It looks like real events in places but its basically what has been happening over here in the underground employment market for years.
Go see you will remember this film