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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

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

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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Plot Keywords:

murder | wedding | revenge | skull | rape | See All (12) »

Genres:

Drama

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Trivia

The film takes place in 2011. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Lussurioso: [to his younger brother on trial] Oh do not jest thy doom
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Connections

References A Clockwork Orange (1971) See more »

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A great mix of dementia, dialogue and dam fine scouse
13 July 2002 | by meles71See 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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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 2003 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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