PRODUCED BY Parallax Picture LTD, Alta Producción SL Unipersonal y Film Stock Investment SA
DIRECTED BY Ken Loach
SCREENPLAY BY Bob Dawber
STARRING Dean Andrews, Tom Craig, Joe Duttine, Steve Huison
MUSIC BY George Fenton
The Navigators follows the vicissitudes of a group of workmen who repair the rails in South Yorkshire during the privatisation of the British railways. When Harpic the supervisor gives the new working rules – the company’s statement on its principles – to Paul, Mick and the rest of the team it seems like a joke, they are to be paid only for work done and holidays are to be unpaid. But shortly after the team is forced to make a choice; either accept the redundancy pay for workers laid off because of over-staffing and spend their working life as odd job men for a private employment agency or work for the new company and accept the new rules.
One of the five main production companies in Spain. It’s based in Madrid and it’s mainly dedicated to film production. It was founded in 1987.