V for Vendetta is a 2006 dystopian political thriller film directed by James McTeigue and written by the The Wachowski Brothers, based on the 1988 Vertigo Comics limited series of the same name by Alan Moore and David Lloyd. The film is set in an alternate future where a neo-fascist regime has subjugated the United Kingdom. Hugo Weaving portrays V, an anarchist freedom fighter who attempts to ignite a revolution through elaborate terrorist acts and Natalie Portman plays Evey, a working-class girl caught up in V's mission, while Stephen Rea portrays the detective leading a desperate quest to stop V.
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