Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade.
Tells the story of Evey Hammond and her unlikely but instrumental part in bringing down the fascist government that has taken control of a futuristic Great Britain. Saved from a life-and-death situation by a man in a Guy Fawkes mask who calls himself V, she learns a general summary of V's past and, after a time, decides to help him bring down those who committed the atrocities that led to Britain being in the shape that it is in.Written by
The name of the rose, which V uses as a calling card, has been changed for the film. In the book, it is a real variety, "Violet Carson" (named after British actress and pianist Violet Carson). The film changes this to "Scarlet Carson", presumably under the assumption that the audience would think the name referred to its color, not to a person. It is, in fact, orange-pink/salmon in color. See more »
When the two detectives (Finch & Dominic) enter the room after V has killed Delia Surridge, you can see her lungs slightly rise as she takes a light breath as the camera first shoots her on the bed. See more »
Remember, remember, the Fifth of November, the Gunpowder Treason and Plot. I know of no reason why the Gunpowder Treason should ever be forgot... But what of the man? I know his name was Guy Fawkes and I know, in 1605, he attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament. But who was he really? What was he like? We are told to remember the idea, not the man, because a man can fail. He can be caught, he can be killed and forgotten, but 400 years later, an idea can still ...
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After the closing credits, the Virtual Studios logo appears. This was done deliberately, to emphasize the V motif. See more »
On the eve of the suppression of freedoms following 9/11 and the government spying and intrusions this was just the film we needed.
Over ten years later it is still exciting and riveting.
Whether seen as entertainment or a polemic against right-wingers: V is a hero.
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