Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Travels With My Film-Life: Glasgow And Beyond With Ken Loach's "The Angels' Share"

The Old Man and I do spend some time in Ken Loach's Scotland with a "heart-warmer" as people do so like to call these things.... "The Angels' Share"

Robbie is a street savvy Glasgow guy who's had more than a few brushes with the law. But now he's going to be a father and things have to change. How can you manage that when people have it in for you and you're down the bottom of the pile? Luck, brains, a helping hand and a gift he doesn't know he possesses - a gift for whisky knowledge.

What follows is a journey that is a crime caper taking Robbie and his friends from some of the meanest squalid bits of Glasgow to the distillery delights of the Highlands..... It's a Ken Loach fairy tale and therefore quite "grim" in parts.

A great film... be prepared for getting to grips with the Scots lingo...
Here's a trailer with the usual gruff American voice-over.....


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Saw this en Bretagne and enjoyed it hugely, but needed the french subtitles I have to say!

Madame Ann

Little Grey Doll said...

Bonjour, Madame Ann.... so pleased we's in tune on this film. I did also greatly enjoy the feel-good Ken Loach 2009 film "Looking For Eric" avec the eponymous "Eric" as in Eric Cantona...