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Brexit (2019)

Brexit: The Uncivil War (original title)
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Political strategist Dominic Cummings leads a popular but controversial campaign to convince British voters to leave the European Union from 2015 up until the present day.

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Toby Haynes

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James Graham
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Benedict Cumberbatch ... Dominic Cummings
Sarah Belcher Sarah Belcher ... Female Consultant
Malcolm Freeman ... Male Consultant
Lucy Russell ... Elizabeth Denham
Oliver Birch Oliver Birch ... Policy Strategist 1
Ross Hatt ... Policy Strategist 2
Liz White ... Mary Wakefield
Simon Paisley Day ... Douglas Carswell
John Heffernan ... Matthew Elliott
Lee Boardman ... Arron Banks
Paul Ryan ... Nigel Farage
Kate O'Flynn ... Victoria Woodcock
Tim Steed Tim Steed ... Daniel Hannan
Nicholas Day ... John Mills
Tim McMullan Tim McMullan ... Bernard Jenkin
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Political strategist Dominic Cummings leads a popular but controversial campaign to convince British voters to leave the European Union from 2015 up until the present day.

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19 January 2019 (USA) See more »

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(In Joke) One of the characters refers to "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" when talking to Dominic. Benedict Cumberbatch who plays him also appeared in the 2011 film of that name. See more »

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The newscaster announces Jeremy Corbyn as the Prime Minister during campaign-kickoffs, even though he never held that position. See more »

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An Accurate and Gripping Drama
8 January 2019 | by GarethPeterWSee all my reviews

Brexit: The Uncivil War is an important, gripping drama on the real events that occurred in both the Leave and Remain campaigns during the run-up to the 2016 EU Referendum. The film focuses primarily on the Vote Leave campaign, which makes sense as said campaign was anything but conventional.

The film accurately explains the strategy behind Vote Leave's achievement of that which was previously thought unthinkable. The campaign utilised modern techniques of reaching voters which exploited the data we choose to make freely-available online. The sophistication of strategy depicted and Vote Leave's underdog status from the beginning of their campaign will definitely have some remain voters finding themselves rooting for the other team (despite their positions differing).

Although admittedly somewhat dramatised, Brexit: The Uncivil War truly does illustrate that recent political events have changed Western politics permanently. For the best or the worst, strategy is changing, and this film conveys that message perfectly.


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