Loach said his docudrama about a carpenter trying to get welfare after a heart attack shows that "the most vulnerable and the poorest people are treated by this government with a callous brutality that is disgraceful."
"What we try to do is to follow the logic of the people and enjoy their comedy as much as anything else," said Loach. "The process of making it is not about the research or the polemic at all. It's entirely about who is this person and how do they respond in this situation? And to not turn people into good people and bad people, but just observe the reality of the situation."