Peterloo — Teaser Trailer

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added: Tue, Jul 24th '18

Acclaimed British filmmaker Mike Leigh (Mr. Turner, Secrets & Lies) returns this year with a sprawling historical epic about the Peterloo Massacre of 1819.

The film, for which a teaser trailer has been released, is depicting the events leading up to the infamous massacre in Manchester, England, during which the British Cavalry charged, with sabers drawn, into a peaceful crowd of 80,000 protesters who were calling for parliamentary reform.

15 people were killed during the incident while approximately 400-700 ended up being injured, either trampled by horses or lacerated by sabers or bayonets.

The film, which is also written by Leigh, features a strong ensemble cast that includes Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, Tim McInnerny, Christopher Eccleston, Leo Bill, David Bamber and more.

"Peterloo" will be receiving a U.S. theatrical release on November 9th, through Amazon Studios. Watch the teaser, above.

synopsis:
Internationally acclaimed and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Mike Leigh portrays one of the bloodiest episodes in British history, the infamous Peterloo Massacre of 1819, where government-backed cavalry charged into a peaceful crowd of 80,000 that gathered in Manchester, England to demand democratic reform.

 

directed by   Mike Leigh

starring   Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, Tim McInnerny, Christopher Eccleston, Leo Bill, David Bamber

release date   November 9, 2018

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