- Actors: Dean Andrews, Thomas Craig, Joe Duttine, Steve Huison, Venn Tracey
- Directors: Ken Loach
- Writers: Rob Dawber
- Producers: Michael André, Peter Gallagher, Rebecca O'Brien, Ulrich Felsberg
- Format: Color, NTSC
- Language: English
- Rated: RestrictedR
- Number of tapes: 1
- Studio: Millennium
- VHS Release Date: December 2, 2003
- Run Time: 96 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B0000D0YVP
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Top Customer Reviews
Dr Jacques COULARDEAU
One morning when a group of railway workers of various age and experience arrive to work they find that their government lead company British Railway has been sold off to the private sector. Unprepared these men find out the hard way that the days of "a job for life" are gone in the United Kingdom. The railroad workers and their superiors are neatly lead into the private sector by diligent businessmen where they are forced to face the cutthroat world of capitalism where their union rights are obsolete.
In the end, Loach brings a sincere cinematic experience to the audience as he tells his story about British Rail as they abandoned their employees in 1995. This experience is heartfelt as the realism conveys personal struggle's that the railroad workers faced as they lost their jobs. Loach balances this delicately as he does not overexpose the characters problems and does not over emphasizes the injustices done to the railroad workers. Instead Loach merely lets the story take place and the audience is allowed to make its own judgment in regards to the social injustice.
Gritty realism of working class life.
It is the story of British rail workers who get sold down the river by the economic rationalists and free market capitalists.
A story of our time where the sale of the assets owned by the people has lead to great wealth for a few and poverty and hardship for many.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
the 2 stars are not about the film, but about the DVD. this DVD does not have an english subtitles option and is incomprehensible. i have to pull it from my syllabus.Published 23 months ago by godard
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