Directed by: Ken Loach
Countries & Regions: Germany, Spain, United Kingdom
Length: 106 mins
Released: 11 April 2005
Cat No: 8227894
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Carla's Song (Directors Cut)
A director’s cut of Ken Loach’s drama. George (Robert Carlyle) is a bus driver in Glasgow who befriends fare dodger Carla (Oyanka... Read More
A dissaffected busdriver in Glasgow allows a woman to ride free on his bus and ends up fighting for freedom in Nicaragua. Guaranteed to have you angered by CIAs involvement in Nicaragua by the end.
Robert Carlyle's pawky Glasgow bus driver (the actor is actually driving that double-decker) woos and wins Carla, a Nicaraguan refugee. When the couple move to Central America, Glaswegian wit cannot cope with what it encounters in a homeland subject to Contra attacks and the love story has to end - to be replaced by another one. The humour in the first half of Paul Laverty's script foreshadows that of My Name Is Joe.