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Winstanley (1975)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, War | 1975 (UK)
Winstanley explores the attempt by Gerrard Winstanley who formed 'The Diggers' and with a group of followers attempted to form a small farming community in one of the first proto-Communist attempts at collective agriculture.

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Miles Halliwell ... Gerrard Winstanley
... General Lord Fairfax
Terry Higgins ... Tom Haydon
Phil Oliver ... Will Everard
David Bramley ... Parson Platt
Alison Halliwell ... Mrs. Platt
Dawson France ... Capt. Gladman
Bill Petch ... Henry Bickerstaffe
Barry Shaw ... Colonel Rich
Sid Rawle ... Ranter
George Hawkins ... John Coulton
Stanley Reed ... Recorder
Philip Stearns ... Francis Drake
Flora Skrine ... Mrs. Drake
George Barratt
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Winstanley explores the attempt by Gerrard Winstanley who formed 'The Diggers' and with a group of followers attempted to form a small farming community in one of the first proto-Communist attempts at collective agriculture.

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Biography | Drama | War

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1.37 : 1
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Referenced in It Happened Here Again (1976) See more »

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Alexander Nevsky
Music by Sergei Prokofiev
Played by Ceská Filharmonie (as The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra)
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Beautiful retelling of history
20 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

A great piece of independent filmmaking!Intelligent,well directed and acted.These two filmmakers had a ton of talent .Too bad they only made two films,but luckily they are both classics.This film is very much like an early Kubrick film i.e. 'The Killing'.The locations and the fact that the were lensed on a monochrome made me feel the landscapes, situations and the plight of the people.A must see for any film lover!!!


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