Riff-Raff
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Socialist-leaning British director Ken Loach kicked off a decade's worth of acclaimed cinema with this surprisingly comic tale of working class laborers at a North London building site, written by Bill Jesse, a real-life construction worker who died before the film's release. Scottish ex-con Stevie (Robert Carlyle) finds work on a non-union crew converting a hospital into luxury condos. Like most of his coworkers, Stevie is homeless and finds a place to live by squatting in an abandoned building. The crew is exploited by its supervisors and endures unsafe conditions, and pay is so low… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Laced with humor, this is a humanistic tribute to the survival with dignity of the British working class"
‑ Emanuel Levy, Screendaily
"Compelling proletarian social consience urban drama set in London."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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