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Dead Man Down examines revenge and what it costs. As you might expect, we’re led to believe that it’s not really worth it as the characters seeking revenge won’t be healed or at peace even if and when they do achieve their goals. You might expect this because other movies have taught us that achieving vengeance doesn’t actually resolve the internal conflict, pain, and dissonance within the characters (Memento, The Count of Monte Cristo, and Star Trek: First Contact to name just a few). Colin Farrell plays a character driven entirely by thoughts of exacting revenge for his wife and daughter from the criminals who murdered them. Noomi Rapace plays a woman that has been horribly disfigured by a car accident suffered at the hands of a drunk driver and wants to make said drunk driver pay. Farrell and Rapace just so happen to live in »

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