“Sorry We Missed You” – A Foreign Film Worth Seeing

One of the best dramas to enjoy

We have watched a lot of movies lately. A lot of sci-fi, adventures, and fantasy and horror movies had been in our theatres. But why don’t we can take a little break from those and start to make our hearts pounding, not with fear and thrill but with intense drama?

One of the best drama movies you can enjoy is the movie “Sorry We Missed You” it’s a French-British-Belgian film released last 2019. It was written by Paul Laverty under the direction of Ken Loach and produced by Rebecca O’Brien.

What was the film all about?

They started filming the movie last September 2018 in the north-east of England in the Newcastle area. It was selected to be part of the Cannes film festival. The film was about a family man named Ricky who, together with his family, is struggling with a tremendous financial crash. They also had debts to settle.

One day Ricky had an opportunity to work as a self-employed delivery driver. He was hired and placed under t the tough Maloney, who supervised him. He and his wife Abbie were forced to sell their family car to buy a van for delivery. The job was so demanding to him, causing him lots of stress. It demands perfection in everything, especially delivering the items on time, and not committing any mistakes. Any mistake or late delivery will result in a fine.

His wife Abbie suffers a lot also in her job as a home care nurse, considering she had no car to use when she goes to her job. The increasing demands of her patient and her schedule cannot be catered well because of her lack of time.

The highlight of the story

The stress and problem inside Rick’s family escalate. As their job becomes more demanding, their son Seb becomes a problem as he skips school and always gets himself into trouble with graffiti. Their daughter even blamed Ricky’s job for causing them lots of pain, so she hid the van’s keys. This caused Ricky to blame Seb, which resulted in a heated argument, causing him to hit Seb.

The last part of the “Sorry We Missed You” film ended when Ricky was brutally assaulted and robbed while doing his delivery. The worst part is while he was hospitalized, Maloney phoned him that he was fined for 1000 pounds for his scanner, which was broken during the delivery.

One Of The Strangest, Greatest Guerilla Movies Ever: “Monos”

War movies are often depicted by men in uniforms speaking in military codes, usually commandeering in an army base or getting their bodies deep in the dirt across a battlefield. We often see these high budget films with special effects, impressive sets and locations, and CGI images of tanks and aircraft. There is also a clear depiction of who is on the right side of the battle and who is the villain. We always associate chaos with the conflict of military men that it is particularly disturbing when we involve children.

A guerrilla movie led by teenagers

Directed by Alejandro Landes, Monos is a war drama movie that follows the lives of a group of teenage guerrillas told to guard a hostage. These teenagers, collectively known as the Monos, are identified by their aliases. They are tasked to watch over a prisoner they call “Doctora,” who is played by Julianne Nicholson. They have a leader named Messenger, played by Wilson Salazar, who oversees all their activities. He later permits Lady, played by Karen Quintero, and Wolf, played by Julian Giraldo, to enter a romantic relationship, and then departs and leaves the group in charge of a cow named Shakira.

The group celebrates, and in the heat of the moment, Dog, played by Paul Cubides, accidentally shoots the cow, and it dies. Dog gets punished, and Shakira’s body is stripped of its meat. However, their group leader Wolf commits suicide. To save Dog, they tell Messenger that Wolf killed the cow and later himself out of guilt. Bigfoot, played by Moises Arias, becomes troop leader.

Their base gets attacked, and while in a frenzy, Doctora appeals to Swede, played by Laura Castrillon, to help her escape. She tries to escape, which enrages Bigfoot, but gets recaptured. Messenger comes back to the base, and all secrets come out, leading to Bigfoot being killed by Messenger.

The Doctora finally manages to escape by strangling Swede. Rambo, played by Sofia Buenaventura, escapes as well but is pursued by the pack. Rambo is rescued by the military. However, Rambo’s safety is not guaranteed.

Depth of the story

This film scored a high rating from audiences. Many viewers described the movie as thought-provoking, unsettling, and significant to its time. It has also received many accolades like World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award at Sundance, Audience Awards at Cartagena Film Festival, Best Original Music at Buenos Aires International Festival, and so much more.