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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 reform 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

 A richly intelligent, passionate movie.

Peter Bradshaw – The Guardian

Unapologetically ambitious

Robbie Collin – The Telegraph

 

 

 

General Details

Special Notes: Mature Themes and Violence

Run Time: 165

Origin: UK

Language: English

Director: Mike Leigh

Cast: Rory Kinnear Maxine Peake Neil Bell Philip Jackson

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