Made in Dagenham

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Original title Made in Dagenham
Category Comedy, Drama, History
UK Release Date
Production year 2010
Production Country
Directors Nigel Cole
Cast Jaime Winstone, Sally Hawkins, Roger Lloyd Pack, Miranda Richardson, Simon Nehan, Geraldine James, Andrea Riseborough, Lorraine Stanley, Daniel Mays, Bob Hoskins, Nicola Duffett, Matthew Aubrey, Phil Cornwell, Karen Seacombe, Thomas Arnold
Distributor Paramount Pictures

Synopsis

From the director of Calendar Girls comes the new comedy-drama with an all star British cast, Made in Dagenham. Paramount Pictures UK is delighted to announce the theatrical release on October 1st in both the UK and Ireland for the film that was formerly known under the working title of We Want Sex. The film stars the award winning Sally Hawkins as Rita O'Grady who is the catalyst for the 1968 Ford Dagenham strike by 187 sewing machinists which led to the advent of the Equal Pay Act. Working in extremely impoverished conditions and for long arduous hours, the women at the Ford Dagenham plant finally lay down their tools when they are reclassified as "unskilled". With humour, common sense and courage they take on their corporate paymasters, an increasingly belligerent local community, and finally the government itself. The leader of the women's struggle is fast-talking, no nonsense Rita whose fiery temper and occasionally hilarious unpredictability proves to be a match for any of her male opponents, and is echoed by Barbara Castle's struggle in the male-dominated House of Commons.