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The Agitator


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  • The Agitator isn't distinguished by directorial imagination of any kind, and the script bodges too many tough questions, but it's unusual in its subject and in its willingness to disturb viewers of various political allegiances. And somehow it compels interest, perhaps as a record of a brief moment when British cinema took an interest in large social issues and was prepared to use unsympathetic characters to explore them: a fleeting precursor to the committed filmmaking of the sixties.