The Criterion Collection: Matewan (1987) BluRay
  • CountryUSA
  • Language English
  • Subtitle English
  • Year1987
  • Runtime133mins
  • Disc1
  • FormatBlu-ray
  • RegionBluray REGION A
  • Weight(kg)0.14kg
  • ISBN715515236010
Regular PriceHK$326

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The Criterion Collection: Matewan (1987) BluRay

The Criterion Collection: Matewan (1987) BluRay

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Mingo County, West Virginia, 1920. Coal miners, struggling to form a union, are up against company operators and the gun thugs of the notorious Baldwin-Felts detective agency. Black and Italian miners, brought in by the company to break the strike, are caught between the two forces. UMWA organizer and dual-card Wobbly Joe Kenehan determines to bring the local, Black, and Italian groups together. While Kenehan and his story are fictional, the setting and the dramatic climax are historical; Sid Hatfield, Cabell C. Testerman, C. E. Lively and the Felts brothers were real-life participants, and 'Few Clothes' is based on a character active several years previously.