Bill Douglas' beautiful film Comrades tells the epic story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs, six Dorset labourers deported to Australia in the 1830's for forming a trade union. Unfolding in the pastoral haze of Dorset and the blinding light of Australia, Douglas has created a film rich with carefully layered visual illusions and nuances. With lovely, profound performances throughout, the story - a compelling account of struggle and injustice - becomes an epic tale about history, storytelling and the way we see our world.
Documentary: Lanterna Magicka: Bill Douglas And The Secret History Of Cinema, Making of COMRADES, Bill Douglas interviews, Short film: HOME AND AWAY, News report from the set of COMRADES, Trailer, Fully illustrated booklet
Release Date: 27 July 2009
Certificate: 18 - Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18, by placing an order for this product you are declaring that you are 18 years or over.
Sound: Dolby Digital
Production Year: 1986
Main Language: English