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V for Vendetta (2005)

R  |   |  Action, Drama, Thriller  |  17 March 2006 (USA)
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In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of "V", plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman.

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Storyline

Tells the story of Evey Hammond and her unlikely but instrumental part in bringing down the fascist government that has taken control of a futuristic Great Britain. Saved from a life-and-death situation by a man in a Guy Fawkes mask who calls himself V, she learns a general summary of V's past and, after a time, decides to help him bring down those who committed the atrocities that led to Britain being in the shape that it is in. Written by ameelmore

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People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people. See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 March 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

V for Vendetta: The IMAX Experience  »

Box Office

Budget:

$54,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,188,058 (UK) (17 March 2006)

Gross:

$70,496,802 (USA) (23 June 2006)
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Trivia

V enters a building and is challenged by a guard. V opens his coat, revealing a large amount of explosives taped to his chest. The guard curses in surprise. There is a similar scene in the Wachowski film The Matrix (1999), with a large amount of weapons instead of explosives. See more »

Goofs

The aim of the Gunpowder Plot was actually a scheme to blow up the House of Lords, not the House of Commons (commonly referred to as Parliament). See more »

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[first lines]
Evey Hammond: [voiceover] Remember, remember, the Fifth of November, the Gunpowder Treason and Plot. I know of no reason why the Gunpowder Treason should ever be forgot... But what of the man? I know his name was Guy Fawkes and I know, in 1605, he attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament. But who was he really? What was he like? We are told to remember the idea, not the man, because a man can fail. He can be caught, he can be killed and forgotten, but 400 years later, an idea can still ...
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Referenced in Music and Lyrics (2007) See more »

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Cry Me a River
Written by Arthur Hamilton
Performed by Julie London
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A Bloody Masterpiece!
19 March 2006 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I am speechless. I just came back from the theatre, where I watched 'V for Vendetta'. There are three main elements in the movie and it excels on all three of them.

First off the dialogues and script. Intense, witty, honest but not patronising, intelligent but not pretentious. That's the first level at which the movie surprises you. You don't except such high level of script from an action movie. But it is slowly revealed to the audience that V for Vendetta is not just an action movie. The story is filled with current events and has a definite strong political sense.

Secondly Hugo Weaving's performance. It is definitely what grabs you from the start. He delivers some of the hardest lines with incredible charisma. His performance shines throughout the movie and honestly he sounds as good as any of the best actors out there. He should be nominated for an academy award.

Finally the visual part. Incredible, yet no "Matrix" effects used. Everything looks beautiful, dark yet vibrant. The cinematography is top notch. The final battle scene brought tears to my eyes.

Do not miss 'V for Vendetta'. It's one of the best movies of all time, an eternal classic.

10/10


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