Peterloo | landelijke première

Mike Leigh

do 28 feb 2019 15:40 tot 18:25  |  Cinema zaal 1

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.

director: Mike Leigh / drama / cast: Rory Kinnear, Pearce Quigley, David Moorst, Maxine Peake / United Kingdom 2019, 154 min. / English spoken / Dutch subtitled / long movie 


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- >4,0 sterren
"Met de van hem bekende precisie en voortreffelijke dialogen en vertolkers, schetst Leigh een fascinerend tijdsbeeld dat onvergetelijke beelden oplevert."


- >3,0 sterren
"Schilderachtige film over bloedig protest."


- >3,0 sterren
"Een historisch epos over een verzwegen drama."


- >3,0 sterren
"Een mooi gedetailleerd tijdsbeeld"

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