The Angels' Share
The Angels' Share - Trailer
Director Ken LoachYear 2012Genre(s) Comedies
Robbie is an ex-offender and new father who is looking for a new lease on life after narrowly escaping prison for his last offence. Upon seeing his newborn son for the first time he vow that his child will never have to endure the same mistakes he has. Along with the new found friends he has made on community service they visit one of the many whiskey distilleries in his native Scotland and he soon learns that turning to drink might very well change his life.
His community service cohorts; Rhino, Albert and Mo who, like him, find it impossible to find work because of their criminal records join forces with Robbie as they attempt to set up their own distillery with the ambition not to make cheap fortified spirits, but the best whiskey in the world. A luxury, limited edition whiskey is about to be put on auction and may very well fetch well up to Â£1 million - could this be the secret needed to create what could very well be the worlds best malt whiskies? Only the angels know whether Robbie will spend the next twenty years 'slopping out' or making 'Uisge Beatha' the 'Water of Life.'
Director: Ken Loach
Starring: Roger Allam, John Henshaw, William Ruane & James Casey.