Peterloo

  •   Mike Leigh
  •   United Kingdom
  •   Masters
  •   Drama, Historical

Synopsis

“Leigh shoots this climactic battle with impressively visceral, kinetic energy” –THR

An epic portrayal of the events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, which saw British forces charge into a crowd of over 60,000 that had gathered to protest rising levels of poverty and demand reform. Many were killed and hundreds more injured, sparking a nationwide outcry but also further government suppression. A defining moment in British democracy, the massacre also played a significant role in the founding of The Guardian newspaper.

  •  154 minutes

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