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V FOR VENDETTA
USA: Warner Bros Pictures
UK: Warner Brothers International UK
Cast: Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Rea, Stephen Fry, John Hurt, Tim Piggott-Smith, Rupert Graves, Roger Allam, Ben Miles, Sinead Cusack, Natasha Wightman, John Standing, Eddie Marsan, Clive Ashborn, Emma Field Rayner, Ian Burfield, Mark Phoenix, Alister Mazzotti, Billie Cook, Guy Henry, Cosima Shaw, Megan Gay, Roderick Culver, Tara Hacking, Andy Rashleigh, Chad Stahelski, Antje Rau, Amelda Brown, Richard Campbell, Patricia Gannon, Mark Longhurst, Simon Holmes, Charles Cork, John Ringham, Oliver Bradshaw, Jack Schouten, Caoimhe Murdock, Juliet Howland, Brin Rosser, Raife Burchell, Joseph Rye, Adrian Finighan, Malcolm Sinclair, Bradley Steve Ford, Madeleine Rakic-Platt, Selina Giles, Carsten Hayes, Derek Hutchinson, Martin Savage, Grant Burgin, Greg Donaldson, Imogen Poots, Jason Griffiths, Laura Greenwood, Kyra Meyer, Paul Antony-Barber, Anna Farnworth, Mary Stockley, Simon Newby, David Merheb, Daniel Donaldson, Dulcie Smart, Ben Posener, Ian T Dickinson, Sophia New, Julie Brown, Gerard Gilroy, Eamon Geoghegan, Matthew Bates, David Leitch, Matt Wilkinson, Martin McGlade, Richard Laing, Michael Simkins, William Tapley
Director: James McTeigue
Countries: UK / Germany
USA & UK: 132 mins
USA Rated: R for strong violence and some language
UK Certificate: 15 contains very strong language and strong violence
USA Release Date: 17 March 2006
USA Release Date: 17 March 2006 (Limited Release - IMAX theaters)
UK Release Date: 14 April 2006 (Limited Release - IMAX cinemas - London, BFI)
UK Release Date: 17 March 2006
UK Distributor (IMAX)
The Fifth of November
The gunpowder treason and plot
I know of no reason why the gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot
Set against the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain, V FOR VENDETTA tells the story of a young working-class woman named Evey (Natalie Portman) who is rescued from a life-and-death situation by a masked man known only as "V" (Hugo Weaving).
Profoundly complex, V is at once literary, flamboyant, tender and intellectual, a man dedicated to freeing his fellow citizens from those who have terrorized them into compliance. He is also bitter, revenge-seeking, lonely and violent, driven by a personal vendetta.
In his quest to free the people of England from the corruption and cruelty that have poisoned their government, V condemns the tyrannical nature of their appointed leaders and invites his fellow citizens to join him in the shadows of Parliament on November the 5th - Guy Fawkes Day.
On that day in 1605, Guy Fawkes was discovered in a tunnel beneath Parliament with 36 barrels of gunpowder. He and his co-conspirators had engineered the treasonous "Gunpowder Plot" in response to the tyranny of their government under James I. Fawkes and his fellow saboteurs were hanged, drawn and quartered, and their plan to take down their government never came to pass.
In the spirit of that rebellion, in remembrance of that day, V vows to carry out the plot that Fawkes was executed for attempting on November 5th in 1605: he will blow up Parliament.
As Evey uncovers the truth about V's mysterious past, she also discovers the truth about herself - and emerges as his unlikely ally in the culmination of his plan to ignite a revolution, bringing freedom and justice back to a society fraught with cruelty and corruption.
Digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience with proprietary IMAX DMR (digital re-mastering) technology, V FOR VENDETTA: The IMAX Experience follows Warner Bros Pictures' 35mm release.
V FOR VENDETTA: The IMAX Experience represents the first IMAX DMR film release from Warner Bros in 2006. The large 15/70 film frame, combined with the IMAX projection technology and remarkable sound system, will provide moviegoers with an immersive, extraordinary cinematic experience.