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Revengers Tragedy (2002)

In a post-apocalyptic Liverpool, a man returns seeking revenge for his wife's murder - and everyone speaks perfect Jacobean English.

Director:

Alex Cox

Writers:

Frank Cottrell Boyce (adaptation), Thomas Middleton (play)
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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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A retelling of Thomas Middleton's play of a newly wedded man whose wife's murdered and his desire to exact revenge on the murderer. Set in a post-apocalyptic Liverpool. Vindici returns from exile to destroy those responsible for her murder. Whilst his family have fallen on troubled times, the killer (known as The Duke's become rich.

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Trivia

The coat worn by Vindici (Christopher Eccleston) belonged to Director Alex Cox. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Chumbawumba: And then they tell you, don't try this at home...
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References A Clockwork Orange (1971) See more »

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Superb Modernization
12 August 2005 | by kleist-1See 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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 2003 (UK) See more »

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