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Director Ken Loach teams once again with 'I, Daniel Blake' screenwriter Paul Laverty for another powerful indictment of the capitalist forces shaping modern Britain, 'Sorry We Missed You'. This 2010 Palme d'Or nominee sees the filmmaker launch a ferocious and impassioned assault on the culture of war profiteering as it traces one ex-soldier’s investigation into the death of his colleague and friend. Fergus (Mark Womack) returns to his native Liverpool for the funeral of his childhood friend Frankie (John Bishop), a fellow private security contractor who has been killed on Route Irish, the deadly and now infamous stretch of road between Baghdad airport and the Green Zone. Refusing to accept the official account of his best friend's death, Fergus launches his own investigation, fuelled by the discovery of a cell phone on which Frankie had recorded the shooting of an innocent Iraqi family just days before his own death. As his investigation ramps up, Fergus soon attracts the attention of forces within the security firms, with the dirty war transferring to the streets of Liverpool. ★★★★ "You don't expect Ken Loach to make thrillers, but this one is an angry and relevant film" - Derek Malcolm, Evening Standard ★★★★ "Insightful and explosive" - David Hughes, Empire
15
109 minutes
2011
Drama
United Kingdom
Arabic, English
English
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