Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade.
A seasoned FBI agent pursues Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully forged millions of dollars' worth of checks while posing as a Pan Am pilot, a doctor, and a legal prosecutor.
Tells the story of Evey Hammond (Natalie Portman) 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" (Hugo Weaving), 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
Director of photography Adrian Biddle's final movie. He died on December 7, 2005 of a heart attack. This movie is dedicated to him. See more »
When the list of personnel at Larkhill is examined by Finch and Dominic, you can see that Anthony Lilliman is listed as Peter Lilliman. See more »
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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After the closing credits, the Virtual Studios logo appears. This was done deliberately, to emphasize the V motif. See more »
On the eve of the suppression of freedoms following 9/11 and the government spying and intrusions this was just the film we needed.
Over ten years later it is still exciting and riveting.
Whether seen as entertainment or a polemic against right-wingers: V is a hero.
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