- Mike Leigh
- United Kingdom
- 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