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POIGNANT TALE: Suffragette is the tale of a reluctant rebel played by Carey Mulligan (seated) who is roused to action by the injustices around her. A well-educated pharmacist, Edith Ellyn (Helena Bonham-Carter, left)) represents the militant arm of the movement, plotting bold resistance via the destruction of public and private property.

Suffragettes' battle cry

Director Sarah Gavron's retelling of the women's rights movement is a riveting thriller.
Jan 1, 2016 5:50 AM

LONG before Margaret Thatcher became Prime Minister in 1979, women in Britain were not allowed to vote, but due in part to the efforts of a feminist movement precursor, they won that right half a century earlier. Suffragette looks at the origins of that hard-earned victory, through the eyes of a