V for Vendetta

by James McTeigue (Director)

DVD, 2006

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Set against the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain, the story of a young working-class woman, Evey, who is rescued from a life-and-death situation by a masked man known only as 'V.' Incomparably charismatic and ferociously skilled in the art of combat and deception, 'V' ignites a revolution when he urges his fellow citizens to rise up against tyranny and oppression. As Evey uncovers the truth about 'V's' mysterious background, she also discovers the truth about herself. She becomes his ally in his plan to bring freedom and justice to a cruel and corrupt society.

User reviews

LibraryThing member pdxwoman
Excellent movie based on the comic books. While written in response to Margaret Thatcher's rule of Britain, the tale is 100% applicable to America under the [Un-]Patriot Act.
LibraryThing member Hanuman2
I enjoyed it and give it five stars only for the "letter from valerie" scene (on youtube), three stars otherwise for being enjoyable with that awesome scene but otherwise the politics are silly.


Hugo Award (Nominee — 2007)
GLAAD Media Award (Nominee — 2007)
Saturn Award (Winner — Best Actress)


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