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From cult director Alex Cox (Repo Man; Sid and Nancy) comes this modernised adaptation of Thomas Middleton's celebrated play from 1607. It tells the story of a man whose wife is murdered on their wedding day and his desire to exact revenge on the murderer. Set in a post-apocalyptic Liverpool of the future, Vindici (Christopher Eccleston - Let Him have It; Elizabeth; 28 Days Later; Tv's Dr Who) returns from a self-imposed exile to bring down those responsible for his wife's murder. While his family have fallen on hard times, the murderer - known as The Duke (Derek Jacobi - Day of the Jackal; Gosford Park; Tv's- I Claudius) - has become rich, p Written by
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[holding the skull of his long-dead bride]
Thou sallow remnant of my poisoned love. My study's ornament, thou shell of death, once the bright face of my betrothed lady. When life and beauty naturally filled out these ragged imperfections, then 'twas a face so far beyond the shine of any woman's bought complexion.
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I thought the film was brilliant, fair enough, some things were slightly questionable, but on the whole, the film was great. Oh and Scouser boy, the script is actually a play, written by Thomas Middleton in 1607, so no use complaining coz the guy who wrote it won't be able to hear you!
Christopher Eccleston is brilliant in the lead role, adding a gritty determined and almost sinister touch to the character; Eddie Izzard is wonderfully camp but never the less remains serious throughout the film. It's colourful and fun (the 'footy' match is inspired lunacy)...well apart from the grim storyline. Don't be looking for realism, instead just revel in Alex Cox's artistic approach to modern storytelling and enjoy the film.
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