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Order! The Final Act

Four years on from the fateful referendum that marked the beginning of the end for Great Britain’s membership in the European Union, and the story is still unfolding. The saga has so far comprised of 3 main stages: the referendum, Theresa May and Boris Johnson.

We are now entering the final act of this Shakespearean drama: the negotiation phase that will finally determine the future of British-EU relations. But come March 2020, Boris Johnson would be faced with the task of navigating his country through a global pandemic as well as through Brexit. His refusal to purchase respiratory devices from Europe will be seen by many as a sign of the UK’s desire to depend solely upon itself.

Britain is now in political and moral crisis, more destructive than any other since the Second World War. This film, made from archive footage, gives a clear picture of the dramatic nature of government debates and the glaring contradictions across parties. And all from the House of Commons, the birthplace of Western Parliamentary democracy, where the peoples’ voice is heard, but discussed only amongst Honourable Members and the elite. The debates that unfold here are emblematic of the ideological war underway between populism and liberal democracy, at play over Europe and in the
rest of the world.

PRODUCTION INFO

  • Year: 2020
  • Duration: 52 mins
  • Production:
  • Director: Mathieu Verboud
  • Available Versions: ENG, FRA
  • Country of production: France

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