V for Vendetta (2005)
Director: James McTeigue
Writers: Lily Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Starring: Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Rea, Stephen Fry, John Hurt, Tim Piggott-Smith, Rupert Graves, Roger Allam / Ben Miles / Sinead Cusack / Natasha Whiteman / John Standing / Eddie Marsan / Clive Ashburn / Emma Field-Rayner / Ethan Ann Bullfield / Mark Phoenix / Alister Mazzotti / Billie Cook / Guy Henry / Cosma Shaw / Megan Gay / Roderic Culver / Tara Hacking / Andy Laishleeds / Chad Star Husky / Bradley Steve Ford / Madeleine Rakic-Platt / Serena Giles / Carsten Hayes / Imogen Poots / Laura Greenwood / Kyra Meyer / Mary Shockley / Richard Lane / Michael Simkins / …
Genre: Drama / Science Fiction / Action / Thriller / Humanity
Region: US / UK / Germany
Release: 2005-12-11 (BNAT Film Festival) / 2006-03-17 (USA)
Length: 132 minutes
Also known as: V Sha (Hong Kong) / V Stranger (Taiwan) / Avengers V / V for Vendetta / V Rangers
Rating: IMDB 8.2 / Rotten Tomatoes 73%
The future British society will be under the high pressure of totalitarian rule, and the existence of social roles such as homosexuals and heretics cannot be tolerated, and the people will survive under the dark regime.
This night, the young woman Ivy (Natalie Portman) was in danger, and was fortunately helped by V (Hugo Weaving). V is a mysterious man who always wears a mask, has a high IQ and extraordinary fighting power. V inherited the mission of the former revolutionary hero. In order to overthrow the absurd totalitarian ruling class, he established a mysterious underground organization, destroyed landmark buildings in London, and ignited a raging fire against the government.
Ivy and V have in-depth contact, not only learned of V’s mysterious mission, but also gradually discovered her own life experience, and she was destined to be on the same front as V.
“V for Vendetta” is a dystopian political thriller film released in 2005, directed by James McTeigue and produced by the Wachowski brothers, who also wrote the screenplay. The film is based on the graphic novel of the same name by Alan Moore and David Lloyd and stars Hugo Weaving as the titular character, known only as “V,” and Natalie Portman as Evey Hammond, a young woman who becomes involved in his plot to overthrow a totalitarian government in a future dystopian United Kingdom.
Set in a society where the government has taken complete control over people’s lives, “V for Vendetta” follows V, a mysterious anarchist who seeks to inspire a revolution against the oppressive regime by targeting key government officials and buildings. Evey becomes involved in V’s plan after he saves her from being raped and murdered by government agents, and she becomes a key player in his campaign of resistance.
The film explores themes of political oppression, fascism, and personal freedom, and its striking visual style and powerful performances by Weaving and Portman have made it a cult classic. The iconic image of V wearing a Guy Fawkes mask has become a symbol of political protest around the world, and the film’s message of resistance against tyranny and oppression has resonated with audiences for over a decade since its release.