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Revengers Tragedy (2002)

 |  Drama  |  14 February 2003 (UK)
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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... See full summary »

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Vindici
Kevin Knapman ...
Firework
Michael Ryan ...
Bomber
Kristopher Lundon ...
2nd Thug
Joe Cottrell Boyce ...
4th Thug (as Joseph Cottrell Boyce)
Jean Butler ...
Gloriana
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Carlo
Paul Reynolds ...
Junior
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Ambitioso
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Lussurioso
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Supervacuo
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Spurio
James McMartin ...
Boy
Ged McCormack ...
Referee
Sammy Duplay ...
Lad (as Sam du Play)
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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 Anonymous

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The final sequence depicting the bombing of Nagasaki was originally intended to show the planes hitting the World Trade Center, relating the plot of futile revenge to the current "War on Terror." See more »

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The Duke blinks right before Vindici tells him he has taken a pill to prevent blinking. See more »

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[after discovering that their scheme to kill their older brother has gone wrong]
Supervacuo: Plagues!
Ambitioso: Confusions!
Supervacuo: Darkness!
Ambitioso: Devils!
Supervacuo: Our younger brother.
Ambitioso: There's no advantage in the killing of a YOUNGER brother!
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Gleeful, Manic Liverpudlian Treat.
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A superb turn from the eternal punk, Alex Cox. Excellent performances and production design that never overshadows the rest of the show, despite being constantly inventive and energetic. And a great soundtrack by ChumbaWunmba (never thought I'd see myself saying that :))


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