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Rated PG-13 · 106 min. · 2015

Drama



Those expecting a proper period piece will be sorely disappointed by Suffragette, a restless and angry drama that sometimes plays out like a violent political thriller. Set in 1912 London and based on historical events, the film stars Carey Mulligan as Maud Watts, a desperately poor laundry worker in 1912 gradually radicalized by veteran women’s suffrage activists. “We break windows, we burn things,” Maud says. “Because war is the only language men understand.” The gritty, ground-level story moves with the verve and velocity of a spy movie, and director Sarah Gavron makes bold choices throughout. It’s a bit of a stealth move, actually: Suffragette is a provocative political drama dressed as a British prestige picture.

Official Site: www.suffragettethemovie.com
Director: Sarah Gavron
Writer: Abi Morgan
Producer: Alison Owen and Faye Ward
Cast: Helena Bonham Carter, Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan, Romola Garai, Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson, Anne-Marie Duff, Geoff Bell and Natalie Press

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