Something went drastically wrong in translation, have the producers of ”Made in Dagenham” directed by Nigel Cole 2010, gone completely loopy ? I assume the producers have a say in what their film will be called once sold abroad? I missed the original release in Italy of this brilliantly made film about ”The Machinists” at the Ford Factory in Dagenham’s fight for equal pay back in the 60s, as I was not blogging when it was released in December 2010. Now for reasons best known to Italian distribution, it has been re-released in Catania this month, OK why not it is a fabulous watch and an English film at its very best. I have just sat and watched the entire movie again trying to comprehend why the Italians decided to not only give it an English title but to change it to something that makes no sense at all, certainly a title that will get the wrong people flocking to the cinema and the right people who would enjoy it, stay at home. For a period of about 5 seconds during a demonstration outside the Ford Factory in Dagenham, while the protesters were unrolling their banners we saw ” We want sex” it became within a split second ”We Want Sexual Equality”……….it is preposterous to sexualize a film that is not about sex but equality, PrimoCiak is very very annoyed ! Equal Pay became law in the UK in 1970 mainly as a result of this female uprising. So do go and see ”Made in Dagenham” an excellent movie if I ever saw one………twice and ignore that silly film ”We Want Sex”!
We Want Sex ! Oh no we don’t, what we want is ”Made in Dagenham” !