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VIDEO: Cornish Movie 'Tin' Hits Cinemas

VIDEO: Cornish Movie 'Tin' Hits Cinemas

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 8:55am 17th April 2015.

The latest movie made in Cornwall is out.

Tin tells the tale of a scam to keep a struggling mine going.

It stars Jenny Agutter and was shot in Redruth using special effects.

Set in 1895 it is based on the true story of a village that relies on its mining heritage, now on its last legs.

It was first brought to life by Miracle Theatre, which is also behind the new film.

The plot revolves around an opera company that arrives ready to stage a performance of Beethoven's Fidelio, before the mine yields up unexpected treasures.

Its makers say: "Three contrasting love stories unfold as villagers and actors seize an opportunity to transform their lives. As the community’s spiritual leaders come to blows deep underground, a ripping good performance of Beethoven’s ‘Fidelio’ is given in the town hall – against all odds.

"One strand of the story is based on Edward Bosanketh’s novel ‘Tin’, published in 1888. The protagonists were based on well-known local characters (thinly disguised) and the story exposed the real-life dodgy dealings of the local bank. Subsequently, Bolitho’s Bank attempted to buy and destroy all copies of the book!"

The movie was shot in the old Redruth Grammar School before much of the sets and backgrounds were added using technical wizardry in order to keep costs down.

It also stars Dudley Sutton and Ben Luxon, along with Helen Bendell, Ben Dyson, Steve Jacobs, Dean Nolan, and Jason Squibb.

It has already had its premiere in Newquay and will now open at cinemas across the Duchy and beyond.

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