A meticulously detailed film set in the 1830s, COMRADES tells the story of the "Tolpuddle Martyrs," a group of English farm laborers who formed a union in the hope of winning higher wages. Soans is the spiritual leader of a Methodist congregation in a small rural community of southwestern
England where the laborers are exploited by land owner Stephens and his overseer Melvin. After visiting Hordern in Dorchester, Soans returns to Tolpuddle and founds a secret Society of Friends. A meeting takes place between the workers and Stephens, and the men are promised better pay, but when
the time comes to collect it, their wages are even lower. Led by Soans, they begin a st...