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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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(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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References Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) See more »

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Terrifying
12 January 2019 | by LiamCullen6See all my reviews

In the run-up to the 2016 referendum, nobody in the UK - or elsewhere, for that matter - genuinely believed that Vote Leave would win (similarly to the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election result). It seemed more or less incomprehensible that Remain would be defeated. This is arguably evidenced by the fact that there were no rules set out for the referendum and the meaning of its outcome (e.g. that it should require more than a measly 2% majority to invoke such major Constitutional upheaval) and that David Cameron resigned almost immediately thereafter.

This energetic and witty film explores just how the rug was swept out from under us all, and highlights how dangerous social media can be when used as a weapon. Unsurprisingly, Benedict Cumberbatch gives yet another engrossing performance, with an impressive and entertaining ensemble as well.

Whether you were politically-engaged in relation to the referendum or completely overwhelmed by all the jargon (and utter lies), this is an insightful drama well worth a watch. Although, don't expect it to outline what is certain to happen next in the Brexit saga: that'll be down to the fool at the helm of the ship, and her band of dim-witted and utterly divided crew.


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