Essex, 1968. Each morning Rita O’Grady just tries to get her husband out of bed, send the kids off to school and get to work on time. But when the pay for the women in her department is dropped, Rita leads her colleagues out on strike to eradicate unfair working conditions and sexual discrimination.
From Nigel Cole, director of Calendar Girls, comes this spirited crowdpleaser about the female machinists who went on strike at the Ford plant in Dagenham, UK in the late 1960s. With a winning performance from Sally Hawkins, Made in Dagenham balances broad comedy with a keen eye for social politics.
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Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
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Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
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Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria