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Dennis Skinner: Nature of the Beast

Director - Daniel Draper - 2017
Dennis Skinner is best known for his socialist credentials and resilience; will his new doc deliver an impartial look at the controversial man or will it be an esoteric affair for a group of leftwingers?

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“We knew the difference between right and wrong but we also knew the difference between the classes”, this is how the trailer for the upcoming documentary Dennis Skinner: Nature of the Beast opens up. It looks like first-time director Daniel Draper intends to deliver a romantic tribute to the legendary 85-year-old MP for Bolsover, in Derbyshire. He has held his seat for nearly 50 consecutive years.

Describing the energetic and outspoken politician as a “miner”, “activist” and “socialist” is probably very accurate, yet it remains to be seen whether draper will investigate the most controversial aspects of Skinner’s career. The Labour veteran has been a supporter of Jeremy Corbyn throughout the decades, but the nature of their relationship right now is a little blurry. Plus Skinner is a vocal Brexiter, and he actively campaigned for “Lexit”, which raised many eyebrows within his own party as well as other progressives.

Dennis Skinner: Nature of the Beast is out in cinemas across the UK on September 8th.


By DMovies' team - 31-08-2017

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