The Angels' Share

The Angels' Share
Ken Loach
United kingdom, France
Comedy, Drama, Fiction
Paul Laverty
Paul Brannigan / John Henshaw / Roger Allam / Gary Maitland / Jasmin Riggins / William Ruane / Siobhan Reilly / Charlie Maclean
Entertainment One / Sixteen Films / Why Not Productions / Wild Bunch


A bittersweet comedy about a Glasgow boy locked in a family feud who just wants a way out. When Robbie sneaks into the maternity hospital to visit his young girlfriend Leonie and hold his newborn son Luke for the first time, he is overwhelmed. He swears that Luke will not lead the same stricken life he has led.

On community service Robbie meets Rhino, Albert and Mo for whom, like him, work is little more than a distant dream. Little did Robbie imagine that turning to drink might change their lives - not cheap fortified wine, but the best malt whiskies in the world. What will it be for Robbie? More violence and vendettas or a new future with 'Uisge Beatha,' the 'Water of Life'? Only the angels know...

Festivals & Academy awards and others

Festival de Cannes 2012
In competition
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2012
San Sebastián International Film Festival 2012
Zabaltegi Perlas

Cannes Awards 2012
Special Jury Prize
San Sebastian International Film Festival Awards 2012
SGAE-Fundación Autor Audience Award. Award to the European Film.
European Film Awards (EFA) 2012
Nominated: Best European Composer (George Fenton)


Spain (16 of November 2012)
Switzerland (25 of July 2012)
France (27 of June 2012)
United kingdom (1 of June 2012)