V for Vendetta (2006)

Director: James McTeigue Run Time: 132 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2006

Starring: Hugo Weaving, John Hurt, Natalie Portman, Stephen Fry, Stephen Rea

15-year anniversary re-release! Featuring an exclusive short capturing director James McTeigue in conversation with writer/producer Lana Wachowski.

About the film:

In a dystopian future following a second U.S. civil war and a devastating global pandemic, a shadowy freedom fighter known only as “V” plots to overthrow a fascist British government with the help of a young woman who works at a propagandist news network.

About the filmmakers:

Critically acclaimed directorial debut for James McTeigue with adapted screenplay by Lilly and Lana Wachowski. Prior to directing V for Vendetta, McTeigue worked with the Wachowskis as first assistant director on The Matrix trilogy and Speed Racer, and more recently directed several episodes of their series Sense8.

The film is based on Alan Moore’s highly acclaimed graphic novel illustrated by David Lloyd, who created the original image of the famous Guy Fawkes mask worn by V, now a pop culture icon and symbol for protesters, hackers, and political activists.

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