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Peterloo

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Synopsis

A drama based on events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where British forces fired on a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter's Field in Manchester.
The notorious massacre saw British government forces charge into a crowd of 60,000 that had to demand political reform. The forces killed an estimated 18 protestors and injured hundreds, sparking outcry but also further government crackdowns.
This was a defining moment in radical British history which also played a significant role in the founding of the UK's leftwing broadsheet newspaper The Guardian.
"There has never been a feature film about the Peterloo Massacre. The universal significance of this historic event becomes ever more relevant in our own turbulent times." Mike Leigh
Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival 2018 - Masters

Details

Year
2018
Type of film
Features
Running Time
154 mins
Director
Mike Leigh
Producer
Georgina Lowe
Executive Producer
Gail Egan
Editor
Jon Gregory
Screenwriter
Mike Leigh
Director of Photography
Dick Pope
Production Designer
Suzie Davies
Music
Gary Yershon
Principal Cast
Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake
Costume Design
Jacqueline Durran

Genre

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Last updated 21st August 2018

Production Company

UK, US coproduction

A Thin Man Films (UK) production with support of Amazon Studios (US), Film4 (UK), BFI (UK), Lipsync (UK)

Thin Man Films
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London
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+44 (0)20 7734 7372
info@thinmanfilms.co.uk
http://www.thinmanfilms.co.uk

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Company

Cornerstone Films
12 Sunray Avenue
London
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