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Culloden (1964)

A reconstruction of the Battle of Culloden, the last battle to take place on British soil, as if modern TV cameras were present.

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Peter Watkins

Writer:

Peter Watkins
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Tony Cosgrove Tony Cosgrove ... Lt. Ward / Field Interviewer (uncredited)
Olivier Espitalier-Noel Olivier Espitalier-Noel ... Prince Charles Edward Stuart (uncredited)
Don Fairservice Don Fairservice ... English Officer (uncredited)
George McBean George McBean ... Alexander McDonald (uncredited)
Robert Oates Robert Oates ... Pvt. Alexander Laing (uncredited)
Patrick Watkins Patrick Watkins ... Crying Baby (uncredited)
Peter Watkins Peter Watkins ... Field Interviewer (uncredited)
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A reconstruction of the Battle of Culloden, the last battle to take place on British soil, as if modern TV cameras were present.

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Drama | History | War

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Scottish Gaelic

Release Date:

24 May 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Battle of Culloden See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Narrator: They've created a desert and have called it "peace".
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Referenced in A Discussion with Peter Watkins (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

My Bonnie Moorhen
(trad.)
Sung by Colin Cater
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The first true depiction of war
27 July 2006 | by dr_strangelove_69See all my reviews

Peter Watkins's much underestimated Docu-Drama that, frankly, has to be watched by the individual to have the maximum impact. This is, without doubt, the fairest and most realistic depiction of war in cinema history. Here we have no poetic licence and no particular bias, despite some claiming a strong swing in favour of the Jacobites. Men are men, war is war and blood is blood.

There are few ways in which to describe this masterpiece in a simple review. If you desire a stark wake up call to the brutality and pain that war and Civil War creates, get hold of a copy of this film.

If you are not moved, then you have no heart.


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