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V for Vendetta (2005)

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In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of "V", plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman.

Director:

James McTeigue

Writers:

Lilly Wachowski (screenplay) (as The Wachowski Brothers), Lana Wachowski (screenplay) (as The Wachowski Brothers) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Natalie Portman ... Evey
Hugo Weaving ... V
Stephen Rea ... Finch
Stephen Fry ... Deitrich
John Hurt ... Adam Sutler
Tim Pigott-Smith ... Creedy
Rupert Graves ... Dominic
Roger Allam ... Lewis Prothero
Ben Miles ... Dascomb
Sinéad Cusack ... Delia Surridge
Natasha Wightman ... Valerie
John Standing ... Lilliman
Eddie Marsan ... Etheridge
Clive Ashborn ... Guy Fawkes
Emma Field-Rayner Emma Field-Rayner ... Guy Fawkes Lover (as Emma Field Rayner)
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Storyline

In the year 1998 , Evey Hammond is an average citizen of the United Kingdom, which is under the rule of the fascist and tyrannical Norsefire Party. She is an employee of the state-run British Television Network, but soon, she becomes the number one enemy of the state together with an enigmatic and larger-than-life freedom fighter known only by the letter "V". V informs Evey that she must hide in his underground lair for at least one year, and while she is reluctant to the idea at first, a bond soon forms between the two individuals. In the meanwhile, the mysterious past of V is gradually revealed to the police inspector tasked with capturing him, Eric Finch, and it is not long until he starts questioning everything his government stands for. Written by goddangwatir

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People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

As "head shaving" requires a razor and shaving cream or gel, Evey's (Natalie Portman's) head is not "shaved bald" as many have claimed. Her hair was merely buzzed short with barber's clippers. There is still hair on her head. See more »

Goofs

When the two detectives (Finch & Dominic) enter the room after V has killed Delia Surridge, you can see her lungs slightly rise as she takes a light breath as the camera first shoots her on the bed. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Evey Hammond: [voiceover] 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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Soundtracks

Corcovado - Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars
Written by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Gene Lees
Performed by Stan Getz, Astrud Gilberto and João Gilberto
Featuring Antonio Carlos Jobim
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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Truly Unique
26 February 2006 | by GreenPlastikManSee all my reviews

There are some that will, upon seeing this film, say that it was akin to Andrew Lloyd Weber attempting to make a political statement: overly dramatic. These people would be well served to remember that the symbol of drama is a mask, which certainly begs one important question- Why, if you are so put off by an overtly dramatic motion picture, would you choose to see a movie that stars as the (anti)hero a man in a mask? I just saw this film at an advanced screening and I must say it is nothing short of uniquely brilliant. Entertaining from the start, V manages to combine a strong socio-political message in a compact and highly intense experience. Infused with issues and concepts that pervade in the global political climate of our times, this movie is endowed with a tremendous timely relevance that belies its trappings as a mere action adventure.

The acting, the cinematography, the effects, and the general vision of this film all lead me to believe that it will likely receive a cult following. It is only my hope that the message of this film will come to summarize the history of our future ascendancy to true liberty.

Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country. In the meantime, go see this movie.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

V for Vendetta: The IMAX Experience See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$54,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,642,340, 19 March 2006

Gross USA:

$70,511,035

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$132,511,035
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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