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Year: 2018
Original Title: Peterloo
Length: 154 minutes
Genre: Drama, History
Studios: Film4, British Film Institute
Age rating: Suitable for 12 years and over
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Release Dates

United Kingdom: November 02 2018

United States: November 09 2018


Ranking: 182 out of 15,565 movies (up 198)


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6.7 by 7 media


Distributed by Amazon Studios and directed by Mike Leigh ('Mr. Turner'), there are tolded the events that took place at the Peterloo Massacre in St. Peter's Field, Manchester, England. On August 16, 1819 a crowd of people gathered to demand parliamentary reform and the extension of the right to vote. Due to the attempted arrest of a representative of the meeting, the armed militants of the government attacked the crowd, in a meeting that should have been peaceful, but it wasn't. There are 15 casualties and up to 700 injured people. This protest led to the 'Manchester Guardian Foundation', which played an important role in the subsequent years with the approval of the Reform Law. These events are narrated in the film to mark the anniversary of the massacre that took place.




Trivia Peterloo

'Peterloo' premiered the same year that marks 200 years of the massacre of which the film speaks. Most of the people that can be seen during the sequence of St. Peter's Field are added digitally by CGI, since there were only 200 extras. The film premiered at Toronto International Film Festival in September 2018.