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Peterloo

Dir: Mike Leigh
Cast: Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, Neil Bell
154mins   2018   United Kingdom   12A   English   

Internationally acclaimed and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Mike Leigh portrays one of the bloodiest episodes in British history, the infamous Peterloo Massacre of 1819, where government-backed cavalry charged into a peaceful crowd of 80,000 that gathered in Manchester, England to demand democratic reform.

'With this richly intelligent, passionate movie Mike Leigh has fought a brilliant rearguard action on history's political battlefield' - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian