It's a Free World
, the latest collaboration from the Palme dOr winning director Ken Loach, writer Paul Laverty and producer Rebecca OBrien is a drama rooted in the world of illegal employment in contemporary Britain. The story follows ill-educated Angie, who is tired of being messed around by her chauvinistic bosses at the recruitment agency where she finds Polish workers low paid jobs in the UK. When she walks out of her job, she has a point to prove to all those who know her. Angie begins work in a twilight zone between gang masters and employment agencies in a tale set against the background of flexible labour, globalisation, double shifts and lots of happy, happy consumers. Its a Free World
was awarded the Best Screenplay at the 2007 Venice Film Festival and Loach and team won the coveted Palme dOr in Cannes last year for The Wind that Shakes the Barley
, which went on to be his most successful ever UK release. The DVD includes fantastic extra material, including an exclusive Directors Commentary by Ken Loach.
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), English ( Subtitles ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Commentary, Deleted Scenes, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: The story of two women who set up a recruitment business from their kitchen table and employ illegal immigrants to work for them. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: BAFTA Awards, British Independent Film Awards, Venice Film Festival, ...It's a Free World... ( En un mundo libre... ) ( Es ist eine freie Welt )