Made in Dagenham

Made in Dagenham

Made in Dagenham

A dramatisation of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant in London, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination. Made infamous by the strikers' banner, which read "We want sexual equality" but only unfurled enough to read "We want sex", much to the mirth of passing motorists.

Stars a cast of fantastic Brit thespians including Happy-Go-Lucky's Sally Hawkins, Miranda Richardson and Bob Hoskins. From the director of Calendar Girls.

2010113 minsUK
DramaTrue Story & Biography

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Made in Dagenham / Reviews

Total Film

Total Film

It’s jolly stuff, yet for all the bawdy banter, there’s a Boat That Rocked-like sense of a genuinely interesting moment being regurgitated as a cuddly sitcom.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It's uncomplicated fare, overly spiced with 60s cliches, right down to the louche fashion photographer who lies on his back to snap his pics. But the film is also robust, amiable and so warm-hearted you'd be a churl to take against it. Hawkins gives a winning performance as the working-class sparrow who grows slowly in stature.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

While the political grit behind the saga is somewhat sidelined, this is a fun watch enhanced by its stellar British cast.

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Dominion Post

Dominion Post

In 1968, the Ford factory in Dagenham, East London, was brought to grinding halt by a strike by the staff of the upholstery shop.

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