People shouldn't fear their governments. Governments should fear their people.
Exploding into theaters in March, V For Vendetta
is a political thriller about the power of an individual to effect great social change-for better or for worse.
Drawing comparisons to Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange, George Orwell's 1984, and Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, V For Vendetta cautions against the dangers of corruption, control, manipulation, and repression, while exploring the perils of extremism-whether it be a government abusing its power or an individual taking the law into his or her own hands.
Set against the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain, V For Vendetta tells the story of a young working-class woman named Evey who is rescued from a life-and-death situation by a masked man known only as "V." V is at once literary, flamboyant, tender and intellectual. He is 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, and is 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 revolution. V fights to bring back the spirit, vitality, and hope oppressed by a government whose policies have stripped its people of the right to love who they want, enjoy art and music, and express political dissent.
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 bring freedom and justice back to a society fraught with cruelty and corruption.
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