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Winstanley 1975 PG

96 mins United Kingdom

1649. With poverty and unrest sweeping England, a commune is formed to assert the right to cultivate and share the wealth of the common land. Led by Winstanley, the 'Diggers' are met with crushing hostility from local landowners and government troops. A wonderful film made in 1975 by film historian and documentary director Kevin Brownlow with Andrew Mollo, its influences can be seen today in films such as A Field in England.

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Genres

Historical drama Biographical

Collection

Backed by BFI Archive Treasures Features

Certificate

PG Contains mild violence and language

Released

1975

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Production company

British Film Institute Production Board

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