In 1990, after 11 years as one of Britain's most influential and controversial leaders, Margaret Thatcher was ousted by her own party in a 'Grecian tragedy of matricide.
Now, nearly 20 years later, Karel tells the brutal story of the extraordinary events of her last few weeks, through commentary from all the major players -- the executioners Geoffrey Howe, Nigel Lawson, Kenneth Clarke, as well as the cabinet and the inside commentators.
Karel's tale begins with Thatcher's notorious, alienating Poll Tax and her party's growing realization that with her at the helm, the Conservatives could not win another election. Her savaging of her Deputy, Howe, sparked the revolt.
He exacted revenge with a pivotal, bloody resignation speech in Parliament, which led to a challenge for the leadership by Michael Heseltine, a series of ballots and her ignominious departure, literally overnight, to rural banishment.
Karel's film brilliantly captures the tension and tumult of the time and pulls no punches as it goes beneath the surface of a democracy, inelegantly, fascinatingly and frantically at work.