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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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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 stone that Vindici offers Castiza is the same one used in the movie Titanic. 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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Ambitioso: I see now there's nothing sure in mortality... but mortality.
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Superb Modernization
12 August 2005 | by (Emmaus, PA) – See all my reviews

Clever screen modernizations of classic drama make sense to me. I loved Ethan Hawke in HAMLET, Emma Thompson in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Kevin Klein in A MIDSUMMER'S NIGHT DREAM, etc.

This is a masterful adaptation/reformulation of THE REVENGER'S TRAGEDY. It's intelligent, fast-paced, witty, shocking, engaging, and faithful to the spirit of the original.

I intend to use it in conjunction with teaching the original to Advanced Placement English students in a public high school.

As a certain 20th-century poet said, "Don't criticize what you can't understand." This is a nearly flawless production for anyone who loves the history of theater or who loves great cinema.


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