Tell Me Lies

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Theatre legend Peter Brooks’s 1968 film, ‘Tell Me Lies’, based on the anti-Vietnam war protest play ‘US’ he staged with the RSC in 1966, has been missing, presumed lost, for years. A new copy has emerged and been restored. It’s a startling work, born of an extraordinary time. It describes itself as a ‘semi-documentary’, although that doesn’t do justice to its rapid-fire mix of dramatic reconstruction, agitprop songs, news footage and sense of personal and political enquiry. It feels strikingly immediate.

By: Dave Calhoun


Release details

Duration: 108 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Peter Brook
Screenwriter: Peter Brook
Cast: Mark Jones
Pauline Munro
Robert Lloyd
Glenda Jackson
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