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Mike Leigh United Kingdom, 2018

Omnibus1's rating of the film Peterloo

A bold and epic film from Mike Leigh covering a little known episode in the history of working class England. Made at a time when the poor are often portrayed as stupid & undeserving of the vote by the left, and deceived into voting against their interests by the right. Violence against the working classes is now mainly social & economic; less immediate but no less severe than the violence depicted so vividly here.