by Mike Leigh
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.
|sales agent:||Cornerstone Films|
|directed by:||Mike Leigh|
|release date:||GR 1/11/2018, UK 2/11/2018, IE 2/11/2018, BE 16/01/2019, NL 28/02/2019, IT 21/03/2019, ES 10/05/2019|
|cast:||Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, David Bamber, Tim McInnerny, Leo Bill, Karl Johnson, Nico Mirallegro, Teresa Mahoney, Alastair Mackenzie, Adam Long|
|cinematography by:||Dick Pope|
|film editing:||Jon Gregory|
|art director:||Suzie Davies|
|costumes designer:||Jacqueline Durran|
|executive producer:||Gail Egan, Lizzie Francke, Peter Hampden, Norman Merry|
|associate producer:||Helen Grearson|
|line producer:||Chris Lahr|
|production:||Film4, Thin Man Films|
|backing:||British Film Institute (BFI)|
|distributor:||eOne entertainmentOne, Paradiso Filmed Entertainment Nederland, Academy Two, Diamond Films|