I, Daniel Blake Movie


I, Daniel Blake

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2016 | Drama

Daniel Blake, a hardworking joiner all his life, finds himself caught on the barbed wire of welfare bureaucracy when for the first time ever he requires help from the State.

U.S. Release Date

I, Daniel Blake release date was Friday, December 23, 2016. This was a Limited in theaters release.
Friday, June 2, 2017. This was a Expansion release.

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Directed by

Ken Loach



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Daniel Blake 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.
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  • Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

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