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Comrades Comrades

The epic story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs, six Dorset labourers deported to Australia in the 1830s for forming a trade union. The epic story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs, six Dorset labourers deported to Australia in the 1830s for forming a trade union.
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Unfolding in the pastoral haze of Dorset and blinding light of Australia, this beautiful film is rich with carefully layered visual illusions and nuances. With moving, profound performances from a magnificent cast – including Alex Norton, Imelda Staunton, Robin Soans, Philip Davis, Vanessa Redgrave, Keith Allen and Barbara Windsor – this is a compelling account of struggle and injustice. This distinctive feature from a director of singular vision is presented in a new high definition restoration.

Unfolding in the pastoral haze of Dorset and blinding light of Australia, this beautiful film is rich with carefully layered visual illusions and nuances. With moving, profound performances from a magnificent cast – including Alex Norton, Imelda Staunton, Robin Soans, Philip Davis, Vanessa Redgrave, Keith Allen and Barbara Windsor – this is a compelling account of struggle and injustice. This distinctive feature from a director of singular vision is presented in a new high definition restoration.

Extras

  • Lanterna Magicka - Bill Douglas & the Secret History of Cinema (2009, 60 minutes), an insightful new documentary on Douglas' life and work. (DVD only)
  • Visions of: Comrades (2009, 15 minutes) cast-members recall making the film. (DVD only)
  • Home and Away (Michael Alexander, 1974, 31 minutes) charming short film co-scripted by Douglas. (DVD only)
  • News report from the set of Comrades.
  • Original Comrades trailer. (DVD only)
  • Fully illustrated booklet including new essay, visual material, archive Q&A with Bill Douglas, biography, cast and credits etc
  • PCM stereo audio (48k/16bit) (extras Dolby Digital 640kbps)

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5035673011409
Catalogue Number BFIB1140
Subtitle A film by Bill Douglas
Product contents
  • Lanterna Magicka - Bill Douglas & the Secret History of Cinema (2009, 60 min): an insightful new documentary on Douglas's life and work (DVD only).
  • Visions of: Comrades (2009, 15 min): cast-members recall making the film (DVD onl
Year 1987
Director Douglas, Bill
Format DVD
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries United Kingdom
Aspect ratio 1.78:1
Colour Colour
Sound Sound
Subtitles English language, with optional hard-of-hearing subtitles / French / Spanish / German
Language(s) English
Running time 182
DVD region 2
Blu-ray region B
Certificate 18

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