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Suffragette (2015)

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Suffragette is a movie starring Carey Mulligan, Anne-Marie Duff, and Helena Bonham Carter. In 1912 London, a young working mother is galvanized into radical political activism supporting the right for women to vote, and is willing to meet violence with violence to achieve this end.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Violet Miller
... Maggie Miller
... Norman Taylor
... Maud Watts
... Miss Withers
Shelley Longworth ... Miss Samson
Adam Michael Dodd ... George Watts
... Sonny Watts
... Mrs Garston
... Male Laundry Worker
... Mrs Coleman
... Alice Haughton
... Mr Cummins
... Edith Ellyn
Finbar Lynch ... Hugh Ellyn
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A drama that tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. These women were not primarily from the genteel educated classes, they were working women who had seen peaceful protest achieve nothing. Radicalized and turning to violence as the only route to change, they were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality - their jobs, their homes, their children and their lives. Maud was one such foot soldier. The story of her fight for dignity is as gripping and visceral as any thriller, it is also heart-breaking and inspirational. Written by Production

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Mothers. Daughters. Rebels. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some intense violence, thematic elements, brief strong language and partial nudity | See all certifications »

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12 October 2015 (UK)  »

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Las Sufragistas  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)

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$76,244, 23 October 2015, Limited Release

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$4,693,356, 10 January 2016
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The singer P!nk originally wrote a song entitled "Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken" for this movie but decided to keep it for herself because she didn't want a pop song to be in this movie, as it should just be classical music. She ended up adding the song to her album Beautiful Trauma (2017). See more »

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At one point, runners in The Derby are shown running right-handed. Epsom is a left-handed racecourse. See more »

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Inspector Arthur Steed: [Reviewing surveillance photos] Now, who's this here?
Police Detective and Developer: Watts, Maud Watts.
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Referenced in Countdown: Episode #73.69 (2015) See more »

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March of the Women
By Ethel Smyth and Cicely Hamilton
Publisher: Chester Music Ltd trading as J Curwen and Sons
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Worthy and accomplished but somehow lacking
30 October 2015 | by See all my reviews

This story of how in 1912 and 1913 British women fought for the right to vote is immensely worthy, technically accomplished and well-acted but, as cinema, it somehow fails to engage. At the conclusion of the movie, we are reminded that it was not until 1928 that full women's suffrage was achieved in the UK and even today women in a country like Saudi Arabia do not have the vote. The very act of creating this film is a contemporary testimony to female equality since, as well as all the lead acting roles, women fill the positions of writer (Abi Morgan) and director (Sarah Gavron) as well as producers (six out of the nine). The female domination of "Suffragette" serves to underline how few films ate directed and written by women and how underpaid female actors are compared to their male counterparts. The struggle for equality is not over.

Although the leadership of the suffragette movement came from middle-class women, Morgan has chosen to tell the story through the eyes of a working class laundry worker Maud Watts, wonderfully portrayed by Carey Mulligan - whom I have admired since her performance in "An Education" (2009) - who is brought into the movement by fellow worker Violet (Anne-Marie Duff). Other suffragettes are played by Helena Bonham- Carter (actually a descendant of a Prime Minister who opposed votes for women), Romola Garai (whose career does not seem to have taken off as much as she deserves), and - in an all too tiny cameo - Meryle Streep as Emmeline Pankhurst.


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