Peterloo

UK 12A Certificate
In cinemas
Nov 2, 2018
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Mar 11, 2019
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Runtime
2 Hours 34 Minutes
Genre
Drama
Language
English
From eOne UK
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moderate violence, language
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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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Dec 18, 2018

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