The Angels’ Share marks the latest in a long line of collaborations between Loach and Scottish screenwriter Paul Laverty, following in the footsteps of Sweet Sixteen and Ae Fond Kiss... which were also set north of the border.
Their latest film is a bittersweet comedy about a Glasgow boy locked in a family feud who just wants a way out.
This scene marks the beginning of the story for Robbie (Paul Brannigan).
When he sneaks into the maternity hospital to visit his young girlfriend Leonie (Siobhan Reilly) 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...”
- The Angels’ Share is out in UK cinemas on June 1.
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