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The Ploughman's Lunch
 
 
Directed by Richard Eyre, UK 1983
107 mins. English dialogue
 
Summary:
 

This film (written by Ian McEwan), is a witty, bitter tale of duplicity and opportunism in both private and public life which blends fact with fiction with astonishing success.  Jonathan Pryce plays an ambitious journalist at the time of the Falklands War - its audacious final scene showing the triumphalism being celebrated by Margaret Thatcher at the Tory Party conference was filmed by cameras smuggled into the venue where the film actors mingled unnoticed with the political supremos of the day.  The film catches perfectly the look and lifestyle of the early Eighties.

 
What the Critics say:
 

"This is undoubtedly the most politically aware film produced in Britain since the war."   (The Daily Mail)


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