Route are delighted to present the official book of the new Ken Loach and Paul Laverty film The Angels’ Share winner of this year’s Jury Prize at Cannes.

Four Friends. One Mission. Lots of Spirit.

A bittersweet comedy about a Glasgow boy locked in a family feud who just wants a way out. When Robbie sneaks into the maternity hospital to visit his young girlfriend Leonie and hold his newborn son Luke for the first time, he is overwhelmed. He swears that Luke will not lead the same stricken life he has led.

On community service Robbie meets Rhino, Albert and Mo for whom, like him, work is little more than a distant dream. Little did Robbie imagine that turning to drink might change their lives – not cheap fortified wine, but the best malt whiskies in the world. What will it be for Robbie? More violence and vendettas or a new future with ‘Uisge Beatha’ the ‘Water of Life’? Only the angels know…


  • Full screenplay
  • Colour stills from the film and set
  • Production notes from cast and crew
  • ‘A Lesson in the Appreciation of Malt Whisky’ by Master of The Quaich, Charles MacLean

Click here for more details on the book, including the film trailer, footage from the Glasgow Premier and the Cannes Festival press-conference.


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