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V for Vendetta (2005)
Action,Drama,Sci-Fi,Thriller
USA / English
"Remember, remember the 5th of November. "
A shadowy freedom fighter known only as "V" uses terrorist tactics to fight against his totalitarian society. Upon rescuing a girl from the secret police, he also finds his best chance at having an ally.
Natalie Portman Evey
Hugo Weaving V
Stephen Rea Inspector 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 Guy Fawkes Lover (as Emma Field Rayner)
Director: James McTeigue
Producer: Grant Hill,Lorne Orleans,Joel Silver,Andy Wachowski,Larry Wachowski
Writer: Andy Wachowski,Larry Wachowski
An amazing feat of Cinema
"Remember, remember, the fifth of November, gunpowder treason and plot. I see no reason why the gunpowder treason should ever be forgot."

I've never read the graphic novel, but I don't think you need to read it to appreciate the movie. I saw the film last night at it's World Premiere at the Berlin International Film festival. Though it became a little weighty in the middle (one part seemed to drag a little) other than that it was a great experience. The story was so topical that I got seriously emotional during a lot of parts. Weaving did an excellent job with the mysterious title character "V", creating a poetic, intelligent, and compassionate yet ruthless character. Portman always seems to surprise me, except with her Star Wars character. She portrays tremendous emotional range and transforms completely throughout the movie. This is one of those movies that really sticks in your head long after you watch it though... and it continues to stir and grow.

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Seen it:Ja
Nr of disks/tapes:1
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Imdb rating: 8.2
Musician: Dario Marianelli
Running time: 132 min
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