V for Vendetta

V for Vendetta

USA / Deutschland 2005, Spielfilm

Inhalt

V for Vendetta

Written by brothers Andy and Larry Wachowski, who gained a name for themselves for their "Matrix" trilogy, the screenplay for this dark science fiction drama is based on a graphic novel written in the 1980s by British comics writer Alan Moore (of "From Hell" fame).

Like the much-vaunted original which, in turn, was loosely based on George Orwell’s "1984", the film is set in futuristic Britain, which is now ruled by a totalitarian government. After the end of a nuclear war the country is taken over by a fascist regime. Foreigners, homosexuals and all political opposition has been murdered in concentration camps. Several men are about to rape young Evey when a masked figure intervenes, saving her from this lifethreatening situation.

The man – known only by the pseudonym "V" – takes her to his secret hideout, from whence this radical anarchist commits all kinds of acts of terrorism and sabotage in an attempt to topple the authoritarian regime.

This anonymous warrior makes use of his disarming charisma, unbeatable proficiency in martial arts and clever razzle-dazzle tactics to instigate a revolution against the police state, exhorting his fellow-citizens to overthrow their tyrannical and oppressive government.

When Evey discovers her masked crusader’s real identity she also learns the truth about her own past and even becomes, unbelievably, his comrade-inarms at a decisive point in his plans. Together they take up the fight for freedom and justice in a land bound and gagged by cruelty and corruption.

Source: 56. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (catalogue)

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Credits

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Director:James McTeigue
Assistant director:Terry Needham, Emma Horton, Scott Kirby (2. Stab)
Script supervisor:Jean Bourne, Julie Brown (2. Stab)
Screenplay:Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
based on:Alan Moore (Comic), David Lloyd (Comic)
Director of photography:Adrian Biddle
Camera operator:Jörg Widmer, David Worley, Gerd Breiter, Philipp Kirsamer (2. Stab)
Assistant camera:Clive Mackey, David Mackie, Viviane Bendjus (2. Stab), Xaver Kringer (2. Stab), Shaun Evans (London)
Clapper loader:Rafael Jeneral, Lars Hartmann (2. Stab)
2nd Camera unit:Harvey Harrison
Optical effects:Dan Glass
Still photography:David Appleby
Lighting design:Albrecht Silberberger, Kevin Day (London)
Production design:Owen Paterson
Art director:Kevin Phipps, Sarah Horton, Sebastian Krawinkel
Set design:Udo Kramer
Set design:Peter Walpole (Set Decorators), Marco Bittner-Rosser (Assistenz)
Sculptor:Frank Schlegel (Modellmacher)
Prop master:Ty Teiger
Construction manager:Heiko Jörke, Dieter Bähr (2. Stab)
Make-up artist:Paul Engelen, Valeska Schitthelm (2. Stab)
Costume design:Sammy Sheldon
Hairdresser:Jeremy Woodhead, Valeska Schitthelm (2. Stab)
Editing:Martin Walsh
Sound design:Tom Sayers
Sound:David Stephenson, Raoul Grass (2. Stab)
Sound assistant:Gary Dodkin, Dirk Schaefer (2. Stab)
Foley artist:Andi Derrick, Peter Burgis
Audio mixing:John Hayward, Richard Pryke
Special effects:Uli Nefzer
Casting:Lucinda Syson
Music:Dario Marianelli
Conductor:Rolf Wilson
Vocals:Micaela Haslam
  
Cast: 
Natalie PortmanEvey Hammond
Hugo WeavingV
Stephen ReaFinch
John HurtSutler
Roger AllamProthero
Sinéad CusackDr. Delia Surridge
Nicolas de PruyssenaereMarshal
Christopher FoshV-Anhänger
Stephen FryGordon Deitrich
Selina GilesEveys Mutter
Gerard GilroyÜberwacher
Gordon GramV-Anhänger V110
Rupert GravesDominic
Keit HowV-Anhänger
KB ForbesSoldat
Richard LaingLeutnant
Ben MilesDascomb
Tim Pigott-SmithCreedy
Cosima ShawPatricia
John StandingBischof
William TapleyRadiomann
Natasha WightmanValerie
Simon HolmesBarman
Tara HackingVicky
Kyra MeyerChristina
Juliet HowlandMutter
Caoimhe MurdockSchwester
Jack SchoutenJunge
  
Production company:Silver Pictures Production (Burbank), Warner Bros. Filmproduktion GmbH (Hamburg)
in co-production with:Babelsberg Film GmbH (Potsdam-Babelsberg)
Producer:Joel Silver, Grant Hill, Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Co-Producer:Roberto Malerba, Henning Molfenter, Carl L. Woebcken
Executive producer:Benjamin Waisbren
Associate producer:Jessica Alan
Unit production manager:Marcus Loges (Berlin), Miki Emmrich (2. Stab), Neil Ravan (London)
Location manager:Markus Bensch, Peter J. Novak, Nicholas Daubeny, Andreas Kispert (Set), Sven Jenuwein (Assistenz - Deutschland)
Production coordinator:Damian Anderson
Shoot:07.03.2005-09.06.2005: Studio Babelsberg Potsdam-Babelsberg
Original distributor:Warner Bros. Pictures Germany GmbH (Hamburg)
Funding:FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH (FFFB) (München)
Length:3621 m, 132 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 27.02.2006, 105351, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (US): 11.12.2005, Austin/Texas;
Erstaufführung (DE): 13.02.2006, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb (außer Konkurrenz);
Kinostart (DE): 16.03.2006;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 27.06.2009, RTL

Titles

Originaltitel (US) V for Vendetta
Verleihtitel (DE) V wie Vendetta

Versions

Original

Length:3621 m, 132 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 27.02.2006, 105351, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (US): 11.12.2005, Austin/Texas;
Erstaufführung (DE): 13.02.2006, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb (außer Konkurrenz);
Kinostart (DE): 16.03.2006;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 27.06.2009, RTL
 

Awards

FBW 2006
Prädikat: wertvoll