Made in partnership with Teatro a Mil Foundation

A Fight Against...(Una Lucha Contra...) Film

by Pablo Manzi. Translated by William Gregory.

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Thu 01 Dec - Wed 14 Dec 2022

Following its critically-acclaimed premiere at the Royal Court last year, A Fight Against… (Una Lucha Contra…) by Pablo Manzi is now available to stream worldwide for two weeks only this December.

Tickets are £10 for a 48-hour rental. 


He said, ‘The day will come when they don’t cut our heads off in front of people.’ And I asked him, ‘Why?’ And he said, ‘Because we’ll cut them off ourselves.’ 

A lecturer in Chile.  

A study group in the USA.  

A guard in the desert.  

A hangman in Mexico.  

A woman who won’t stop dancing in Peru.  

A darkly comic odyssey across the Americas exploring whether violence brings us closer together and what it takes to make a community.   

One of Chile’s most significant new voices, Pablo Manzi’s A Fight Against… was developed on a residency at the Royal Court.

Directed by Royal Court Associate Director (International), Sam Pritchard. 

Bilingual captioning in English and Spanish will be available for audiences worldwide. Spanish subtitles will be available from 8 December.

Made in partnership with Teatro a Mil Foundation. 

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

"The performances are excellent and the topics are important; I could have watched more."

WhatsOnStage Read full review

★ ★ ★ ★

"Direction from Sam Pritchard confidently steers a strong ensemble cast of six, as they deftly multi-role between a revolving door of characters whose lives have been impacted by violence."

Evening Standard Read full review

★ ★ ★ ★

''A bulletin from Chile arrives in A Fight Against . . . (Una Lucha Contra . . .), a sharp splinter of a play by Pablo Manzi, written before the country’s recent seismic election but perhaps catching something of the spirit leading up to it. ''

Financial Times Read full review

★ ★ ★ ★

"Manzi's exploration of the difference between 'you and me' and 'us' in the face of violence is thought provoking, darkly entertaining and well worth catching."

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Streaming worldwide 1 – 14 December. 

Tickets are £10 for a 48-hour rental.

Running time: 75 minutes.

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The last purchase date will be Wednesday 14 December.

Ticket holders will have 48 hours to watch the film once they login and click play.  

The film will also be available for Education Groups for a week-long rental. If you’d like to find out more, please contact: 


Captions are available while streaming the film.

A partir del 8 de diciembre, se puede elegir ver la película de A Fight Against… (Una Lucha Contra…) con subtítulos en español.

Watch the audio-described version

Image credit: Patrick Zachmann/Magnum Photos


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