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Watch: Carey Mulligan Battles the Law in ‘Suffragette’ Clip

Watch: Carey Mulligan Battles the Law in 'Suffragette' Clip

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In this new clip from “Suffragette”, Carey Mulligan says goodbye to her young son after dropping him off with his father, played by Ben Whishaw. This leads to a confrontation between the two, with Mulligan insisting that she be allowed to see her son and Whishaw countering that, under the law, he has custody and therefore control over the boy.

“Suffragette” follows a group of British women fighting against the state in the suffragette movement of the 20th century. The film is inspired by true events and explores the escalating tensions between the police and the suffragettes as they are forced into an explosive underground fight for equality. 

The movie opens October 23.

READ MORE: ‘Suffragette’ Screenwriter Abi Morgan on Feminism and the Challenges of Casting Men for the Women’s Rights Film

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