“The Angels’ Share” is a 2012 British comedy-drama film directed by Ken Loach. The film follows the story of a young man named Robbie (played by Paul Brannigan) from Glasgow who has a troubled past and a criminal record. After narrowly avoiding a prison sentence, Robbie discovers that he has a talent for whiskey tasting and decides to turn his life around by learning more about the whiskey industry.
With the help of his new girlfriend and some friends, Robbie plans to steal a rare and valuable cask of whiskey from a distillery in the Scottish Highlands. Their plan is to sell the whiskey to a wealthy collector, but things don’t go as planned and they end up on the run from the police.
The film received critical acclaim for its mix of humor and social commentary on issues such as poverty and unemployment. It won the Jury Prize at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and was also nominated for the Palme d’Or. The Angels’ Share was a commercial success, grossing over £4 million at the box office.
Duration: 101 min.