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Pride United Kingdom 2014 | 117 min | OV | Colour | FF 2014

Matthew Warchus

Matthew Warchus (1966) came to fame in 1999 with Simpatico. The Briton has been mainly successful in the field of musical and theatre. From 2015, he will be the new artistic director of the legendary Old Vic theatre in London.

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OPENING FILM

Collecting donations for the gay scene in plastic buckets is no longer enough for Mark. In the moralizing era of Margaret Thatcher, he wants his initiative to also support the striking miners. No sooner said than done: in a wave of euphoria, L.G.S.M (Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners) is founded - thus bringing together Bronski Beat and Gaelic folk.

But when the courageous townies travel to Wales in their colourful bus to visit the miners and their families in their villages, not everyone is enthusiastic. Instead of gratitude, fists fly. Both sides nevertheless pull themselves together, smashing barriers and conventions. They dance, cry and fight together -- with historic consequences.

Based on true events, this British comedy today seems like something out of a fairy tale, featuring everyman heroes able to move mountains -- in the tradition of The Commitments and The Full Monty. Pride closed the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs section of the Cannes film festival this year to a standing ovation.

Original title: Pride
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language:
Section: Caleidoscope
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Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Matthew Warchus
Screenplay: Stephen Beresford
Cast: Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Paddy Considine, George MacKay, Andrew Scott
Producer: David Livingstone
Director of Photography: Tat Radcliffe
Music: Christopher Nightingale
Production Design: Simon Bowles
Editor: Melanie Ann Oliver
Sound: 0
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Format: dcp
Printsource:
German Distributor: Senator Film Verleih GmbH
World Sales: Pathe
Production: Calamity Films
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