A vintage social realist crime caper from director Ken Loach and screenwriter Paul Laverty (I, DANIEL BLAKE), about a group of roughnecks who scheme to liberate a barrel of rare single malt from its distillery and sell it for a tidy profit.
Synopsis: 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.
Winner of the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival 2012.
“There is politics underlying every aspect of this funny, warm-hearted, deftly plotted film, and we fervently wish for the caper planned by this endearing quartet to succeed.” ~ Observer.