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From cult Director Alex Cox (Repo Man (1984), Sid and Nancy (1986)) comes this modernized adaptation of Thomas Middleton's celebrated play from 1607. It tells the story of a man whose wife ... See full summary »

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Alex Cox

Writers:

Frank Cottrell Boyce (adaptation), Thomas Middleton (play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Eccleston ... Vindici
Kevin Knapman Kevin Knapman ... Firework
Michael Ryan Michael Ryan ... Bomber
Kristopher Lundon Kristopher Lundon ... 2nd Thug
Joe Cottrell Boyce Joe Cottrell Boyce ... 4th Thug (as Joseph Cottrell Boyce)
Jean Butler Jean Butler ... Gloriana
Andrew Schofield ... Carlo
Paul Reynolds ... Junior
Justin Salinger ... Ambitioso
Eddie Izzard ... Lussurioso
Marc Warren ... Supervacuo
Fraser Ayres ... Spurio
James McMartin James McMartin ... Boy
Ged McCormack Ged McCormack ... Referee
Sammy Duplay Sammy Duplay ... Lad (as Sam du Play)
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Storyline

From cult Director Alex Cox (Repo Man (1984), Sid and Nancy (1986)) comes this modernized 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 (1991), Elizabeth (1998), 28 Days Later... (2002), Doctor Who (2005)) 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 (Sir Derek Jacobi - The Day of the Jackal (1973), Gosford Park (2001), I, Claudius (1976)) - has become rich.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 2003 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The stone that Vindici (Christopher Eccleston) offers Castiza (Carla Henry) is the same one used in Titanic (1997). See more »

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

Quotes

Vindici: Pistols! Treason! Guards! Help! My lord, the Duke, is murdered!
Lussurioso: [puzzled] No, I'm not.
[Vindici stabs him]
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11 January 2005 | by autonutterSee all my reviews

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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