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Tell Me Lies

  • Film
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Time Out Says

4 out of 5 stars
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.

Written 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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