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by Ken Loach


A bittersweet comedy about a Glasgow boy locked in a family feud who just wants a way out. When Robbie sneaks into the maternity hospital to visit his young girlfriend Leonie and hold his newborn son Luke for the first time, he is overwhelmed. He swears that Luke will not lead the same stricken life he has led. On community service Robbie meets Rhino, Albert and Mo for whom, like him, work is little more than a distant dream. Little did Robbie imagine that turning to drink might change their lives - not cheap fortified wine, but the best malt whiskies in the world. What will it be for Robbie? More violence and vendettas or a new future with 'Uisge Beatha,' the 'Water of Life'? Only the angels know...

international title: The Angels' Share
original title: The Angels' Share
country: United Kingdom, France
sales agent: Wild Bunch
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Ken Loach
film run: 106'
release date: IE 01/06/2012, GB 01/06/2012, BE 27/06/2012, FR 27/06/2012, NL 09/08/2012, PL 19/10/2012, ES 16/11/2012, IT 13/12/2012, SE 25/12/2012
screenplay: Paul Laverty
cast: Paul Brannigan, John Henshaw, Jasmin Riggins, William Ruane, Gary Maitland, Siobhan Reilly
cinematography by: Robbie Ryan
film editing: Jonathan Morris
art director: Fergus Clegg
costumes designer: Carol Fraser
music: George Fenton
producer: Rebecca O'Brien
production: Sixteen Films, Why Not Productions, Les Films du Fleuve, Urania Pictures
distributor: E1 Entertainment One, Le Pacte, Best Film, Alta Films, BIM Distribuzione, Vertigo Media, Folkets Bio


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Cannes Fim Festival 2012 In competition
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