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PETERLOO

by Mike Leigh

synopsis

An epic portrayal of the events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter’s Field in Manchester turned into one of the bloodiest and most notorious episodes in British history.
The massacre saw British government forces charge into a crowd of over 60,000 that had gathered to demand political reforms and protest against rising levels of poverty. Many protestors were killed and hundreds more injured, sparking a nationwide outcry but also further government suppression.
The Peterloo Massacre was a defining moment in British democracy which also played a significant role in the founding of The Guardian newspaper.

original title: Peterloo
country: United Kingdom
sales agent: Cornerstone Films
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Mike Leigh
film run: 154'
release date: GR 1/11/2018, GB 2/11/2018, IE 2/11/2018, NL 28/02/2019, ES 5/04/2019
screenplay: Mike Leigh
cast: Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, David Bamber, Tim McInnerny, Leo Bill, Karl Johnson, Nico Mirallegro, Teresa Mahoney-Bostridge, Alastair Mackenzie, Adam Long
cinematography by: Dick Pope
film editing: Jon Gregory
art director: Suzie Davies
costumes designer: Jacqueline Durran
music: Gary Yershon
producer: Georgina Lowe
executive producer: Gail Egan, Lizzie Francke, Peter Hampden, Norman Merry
associate producer: Helen Grearson
line producer: Chris Lahr
production: Film4, Thin Man Films, British Film Institute (BFI)
distributor: Entertainment One - eOne Films, Paradiso Entertainment BV