The Angels' Share

The Angels' Share

Paul Brannigan
Director: Ken Loach Cast: Paul Brannigan
Paul Brannigan
, John Henshaw
John Henshaw
, Gary Maitland
Gary Maitland
Ken Loach


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An untapped talent for discerning the quality of scotch whiskey offers a desperate Glasgow lowlife a much-needed shot at redemption in this gentle comic fable from director Ken Loach and longtime screenwriter partner Paul Laverty. Caught up in a family feud that's about to blow up in his face, Robbie (Paul Brannigan) is offered a large sum of cash to leave Glasgow by his pregnant girlfriend's father. He's facing 300 hours of community service when he slips into the maternity ward and looks into the eyes of their newborn son. In that moment, Robbie vows to do everything in his power to give his son a better life. In the wake of Robbie's sentencing, he's placed under the watch of the surly yet kindhearted Harry (John Henshaw), who introduces him to the joys of fine whiskey. A trip to a local distillery with Harry soon follows, and it's there that Robbie's sensitive nose picks up all the subtle nuances of the complex whiskey swirling in his glass. Meanwhile, upon learning that the two-percent of the spirits that disappear into the air every year are known as "The Angel's Share," Robbie and fellow dead-enders Rhino, Albert, and Mo hatch a plan to steal one of the world's rarest whiskeys. Now, for the first time in his life, Robbie has a choice -- will he resort back to his old criminal ways, or follow his perceptive olfactory nerves to a future he could have never seen coming?

Product Details

Release Date: 12/10/2013
UPC: 0030306987590
Original Release: 2012
Rating: NR
Source: Ifc Independent Film
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:41:00
Sales rank: 48,376

Special Features

Deleted scenes; Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Paul Brannigan Robbie
John Henshaw Harry
Gary Maitland Albert
William Ruane Rhino
Jasmin Riggins Mo
Roger Allam Thaddeus
Siobhan Reilly Leonie
Charlie Maclean Rory McAllister

Technical Credits
Ken Loach Director
Ray Beckett Sound/Sound Designer
Pascal Caucheteux Executive Producer
Fergus Clegg Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design
Kahleen Crawford Casting
George Fenton Score Composer
Carole K. Fraser Costumes/Costume Designer
Paul Laverty Screenwriter
Vincent Maraval Executive Producer
Jonathan Morris Editor,Production Designer
Rebecca O'Brien Producer
Robbie Ryan Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Angels' Share
1. Opening Credits [9:07]
2. Digging A Trench [6:46]
3. Down South [6:55]
4. Twelve Stitches [9:06]
5. Alter The Flavor [8:49]
6. One More Chance [8:14]
7. The Final Game [6:35]
8. Time Passes [1:20]
9. One Big Problem [9:07]
10. Nothing Spilling [8:05]
11. Hello Ladies [11:17]
12. Ending Credits [13:55]
13. Chapter 13 [1:43]

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