Comedy, politics and a drop of the hard stuff combine in this hilarious kilts-up comedy about a whisky heist.
A rat-bag group of young offenders meet to carry out their community service and visit a distillery under the watchful eye of their supervisor Harry. As they learn more about each other – and about the power and value of whisky – they hatch a crazy plan to solve their financial problems by stealing the most valuable keg of whisky in Scotland. With writing by long-time collaborator Paul Laverty (Looking for Eric, The Wind that Shakes the Barley), director Ken Loach creates a feel-good comedy with a bunch of highly likeable and unforgettable characters.
Jury Prize – Cannes Film Festival.
Screenings at Sydney Film Festival.