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Winstanley [DVD]

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  • April 1, 1649. St. Georges Hill. Surrey England. A Reformation-Era religious sect called the Diggers sets out to form a commune and till the soil on "common land," which permits grazing--but not settlement and cultivation. Led by Gerard Winstanley, theirs is a nonviolent action to reclaim land for the poor who have been dispossessed by Oliver Cromwell's recent Civil War. But the local villagers see the Diggers as a threat to their livelihood and, led by the Presbyterian parson, John Platt, take violent action to harass and burn them out...Brownlow and Mollo have attempted to make an absolutely historical film, accurate in every detail.
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    Miles Halliwell
  • Critic Reviews
    "...An absorbing, scrupulously unromanticized, painstakingly accurate period drama..."
    Film Comment

    "...With ravishing imagery and muted drama, Brownlow and Mollo seem inspired by Sergei Eisenstein's dynamic editing..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

    4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's austere, measured and authentic down to the last nail."
    Total Film

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