Mrs Ratcliffe's Revolution

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Mrs Ratcliffe's Revolution
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Directed by Bille Eltringham
Produced by Hugo Heppell
Written by Bridget O'Connor
Peter Straughan
Starring Catherine Tate
Iain Glen
Brittany Ashworth
Music by Robert Lane
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date
  • 9 July 2007 (2007-07-09) (Cambridge Film Festival)
Running time
102 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Mrs Ratcliffe's Revolution is a 2007 British comedy drama film, directed by Bille Eltringham and starring Catherine Tate, Iain Glen and Brittany Ashworth, about a British family who move to East Germany in 1968, during the Cold War. It was filmed in Hungary and the United Kingdom (UK),[1] and was released on 9 July 2007 at the Cambridge Film Festival, and nationwide in the UK on 28 September.


  • Catherine Tate as Dorothy Ratcliffe
  • Iain Glen as Frank Ratcliffe
  • Brittany Ashworth as Alex Ratcliffe
  • Heike Makatsch as Frau Unger
  • Jessica Barden as Mary Ratcliffe
  • Christian Brassington as Thomas
  • Nigel Betts as Uncle Philip
  • Robert Daniel Lowe as Otto
  • Ottilia Borbáth as Frau Glock
  • Béla Fesztbaum as 1st Stasi Officer
  • Fanni Futár as Uti
  • Imola Gáspár as Art Teacher
  • Ákos Horváth as 2nd Border Guard
  • Barna Illyés as Gym Teacher
  • John Kirk as Mr. Murray
  • Karl Kranzkowski as Rector
  • Uwe Lauer as Truck Driver
  • Piroska Móga as Ursula
  • Ben O'Brien as 2nd Stasi Officer
  • Gábor Pintér as 1st Border Guard
  • Alexander Scheer as Willi
  • Arndt Schwering-Sohnrey as Jerzy
  • Katharina Thalbach as Anna
  • Susan Tordoff as Mary's Teacher
  • Stephan Wolf-Schönburg as Herr Vort


Mrs Ratcliffe's Revolution received high 80% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. Because of its limited release, there were few reviews, but Channel 4 Online and The Guardian Films cited the film as a vehicle for the blooming film careers of both Catherine Tate and Brittany Ashworth.[2][3] The film won the Audience Award at the Wurzburg International Film Weekend.


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