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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
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Bomber
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2nd Thug
Joe Cottrell Boyce ...
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Spurio
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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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Hannah: To weep is to our sex naturally given, but to weep truly, that's a gift from heaven.
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A great mix of dementia, dialogue and dam fine scouse
13 July 2002 | by (Cambridge) – See all my reviews

I have just seen the premier of this film at the Cambridge Film Festival, and it is superb. Christopher Eccleston is demented as the lead role, and Eddie Izzard at last cuts out the buffonery and lives up to his promise. Chumbuwumba provide and excelent soundtrack, and the costume designers have seen too many Adam Ant videos. The scouse touches bring the film down to earth just when it seems to get away. Better performances, and directing, would be difficult to see.


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