From legendary director Ken Loach, Sorry We Missed You tells the story of Ricky, Abby and his two children who have been fighting an uphill struggle against debt since the 2008 financial crash. Ricky has skipped from one labouring job to another, while Abby, who loves her work, cares for old people. Despite working longer and harder, they realise they will never have independence or their own home.
An opportunity to wrestle back some independence appears with a shiny new van and the chance to run a franchise as a self-employed delivery driver. It’s hard work, and his wife’s job as a carer is no easier. The family unit is strong but when both are pulled in different directions everything comes to breaking point.
MA15+ In Australian cinemas on Boxing Day, Dec 26.
“It’s fierce, open, angry and unadorned, about a vital contemporary issue whose implications you somehow don’t hear on the news.” – The Guardian
“Ken Loach is in blistering form with this gripping indictment of the modern gig economy.” – Time Out
“Ken Loach has now done it again. “Sorry We Missed You,” is another intimate and powerful drama about what’s going on in people’s everyday lives – not just in England, but all over the world.” – Variety
“Hard-hitting, powerful film, spiked with humour” – Cinevue
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