V for Vendetta (2006)

Genres - Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Sci-Fi Action  |   Release Date - Mar 17, 2006 (USA - IMAX)  |   Run Time - 131 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore, V for Vendetta takes place in an alternate vision of Britain in which a corrupt and abusive totalitarian government has risen to complete power. During a threatening run in with the secret police, an unassuming young woman named Evey (Natalie Portman) is rescued by a vigilante named V (Hugo Weaving) -- a caped figure both articulate and skilled in combat. V embodies the principles of rebellion from an authoritarian state, donning a mask of vilified would-be terrorist of British history Guy Fawkes and leading a revolution sparked by assassination and destruction. Evey becomes his unlikely ally, newly aware of the cruelty of her own society and her role in it.

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assassination, Fascism, freedom-fighter, guerrilla, resistance-fighters, totalitarianism