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


“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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