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.
A great mix of dementia, dialogue and dam fine scouse
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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