Peterloo

Peterloo

By Mike Leigh

  • Genre: Mike Leigh
  • Release Date: 2018-11-02
  • Advisory Rating: 12
  • Runtime: 2h 34min
  • Director: Mike Leigh
  • Production Company: Thin Man Films
  • iTunes Price: GBP 7.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 3.49
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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.

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