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V for Vendetta (11-Dec-2005)

Director: James McTeigue

Writers: Andy Wachowski; (broken link, Larry Wachowski)

From graphic novel: V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd

Keywords: Action/Adventure, Terrorism, Knife Throwing, Comic Book, Explosions

Film adaptation of the 1982 graphic novel of the same name tells the tale of a freedom fighter's attempts to undermine the regime in control of a fascist-dominated United Kingdom.

Western civilization in the late 2020s stands mired in a hellish predicament, with the fascistic United Kingdom remaining as the last fortress of stability in a European continent ravaged by the plague-like "St. Mary's Virus". Norsefire, the Nazi-esque party in charge of affairs, rules Britannia with an iron fist under the leadership of High Chancellor Adam Sutler, imprisoning "undesirables" on the regular and curtailing any and all personal freedoms cherished in liberal societies as they see fit. Enter "V", a freedom fighter adorned with a Guy Fawkes mask who sets out on a quest against long odds to bring down Norsefire's hegemony, soon bringing political prisoner Evey into the fold as he seeks to perform various acts of terror with a view to promoting freedom.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Roger Allam
26-Oct-1953   Privates on Parade
Sinéad Cusack
18-Feb-1948   Stealing Beauty
Stephen Fry
24-Aug-1957   Jeeves and Wooster
Rupert Graves
30-Jun-1963   Maurice
John Hurt
22-Jan-1940   Alien
Eddie Marsan
23-Jun-1968   Lestrade in the 2009 Sherlock Holmes
Tim Pigott-Smith
13-May-1946   The Jewel in the Crown
Natalie Portman
9-Jun-1981   Black Swan
Stephen Rea
31-Oct-1946   The Crying Game
John Standing
16-Aug-1934   British stage and film actor
Hugo Weaving
4-Apr-1960   Agent Smith in The Matrix


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