Made in Dagenham


1h 52m 2010

Brief Synopsis

Based on a true story about a group of spirited women who joined forces and took a stand for what was right. Although far from the Swinging Sixties of Carnaby Street, life for the women of Dagenham, England is tinged with the sounds and sights of the optimistic era, heard on their radios and seen on

Film Details

Also Known As
Dagenham Girls, Flickorna i Dagenham, Les dames de Dagenham, We Want Sex, dames de Dagenham
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Foreign
Period
Political
Release Date
2010
Production Company
Arp; Ascot Elite; Ascot Elite Entertainment Group; Audley Films; Bbc Films; Bms Finance; Elizabeth Karlsen Productions; Hanway Films; Lipsync Creative; Lucky Red; Number 9 Films; Paramount Pictures International (PPI); Stephen Woolley Productions; U.K. Film Council
Distribution Company
EQUINOXE FILMS/SONY PICTURES CLASSICS; Ascot Elite Entertainment Group; CinTart; Constantin Film Development, Inc.; Equinoxe Films; Equinoxe Films; Golden Village; Lucky Red; Nordisk Film; Norsk Filmdistribusjon; Odeon S.A.; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Sony Pictures Releasing International; Tobis Film; Transmission Films; United International Pictures; ZON Lusomundo (now part of NOS Audiovisuals)
Location
Eastbourne, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m

Synopsis

Based on a true story about a group of spirited women who joined forces and took a stand for what was right. Although far from the Swinging Sixties of Carnaby Street, life for the women of Dagenham, England is tinged with the sounds and sights of the optimistic era, heard on their radios and seen on their TV sets. Rita O'Grady reflects that upbeat era, along with her friends and co-workers at the city's Ford Motor Factory -- Sandra, Eileen, Brenda, Monica and Connie -- who laugh in the face of their poor conditions. Lisa is a fiercely intelligent Cambridge-educated woman who feels a bit trapped, tending to the home with a husband that suggests she keep her opinions to herself. She may not live in the same world as the other women, but she shares their views. No one thought the revolution would come to Dagenham, until one day, it did. Rita, who primarily sees herself as a wife and mother, is coerced into attending a meeting with shop steward Connie, sympathetic union representative Albert and Peter Hopkins, Ford's Head of Industrial Relations. What she expects to be simply a day out of work, complete with a free lunch, turns into much more when she and her colleagues become outraged by the lack of respect shown in the meeting to the women employees. With humor, common sense and courage Rita and the other women take on their bosses, an increasingly belligerent local community, and finally the government, as their intelligence and unpredictability proves to be a match for any of their male opponents. Daring to stand up and push boundaries, the women changed a system that no one wanted to admit was broken.

Film Details

Also Known As
Dagenham Girls, Flickorna i Dagenham, Les dames de Dagenham, We Want Sex, dames de Dagenham
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Foreign
Period
Political
Release Date
2010
Production Company
Arp; Ascot Elite; Ascot Elite Entertainment Group; Audley Films; Bbc Films; Bms Finance; Elizabeth Karlsen Productions; Hanway Films; Lipsync Creative; Lucky Red; Number 9 Films; Paramount Pictures International (PPI); Stephen Woolley Productions; U.K. Film Council
Distribution Company
EQUINOXE FILMS/SONY PICTURES CLASSICS; Ascot Elite Entertainment Group; CinTart; Constantin Film Development, Inc.; Equinoxe Films; Equinoxe Films; Golden Village; Lucky Red; Nordisk Film; Norsk Filmdistribusjon; Odeon S.A.; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Sony Pictures Releasing International; Tobis Film; Transmission Films; United International Pictures; ZON Lusomundo (now part of NOS Audiovisuals)
Location
Eastbourne, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States Fall November 19, 2010

Released in United States on Video March 29, 2011

Released in United States 2010

Limited Release in United States Fall November 19, 2010 (Los Angeles & New York City)

Released in United States on Video March 29, 2011

Simon Curtis was previously attached to direct.

Released in United States 2010 (Special Screenings)

Sony Pictures Classics acquired North American distribution rights from HanWay for more than $2,000,000.