How to find peace and freedom in a place where everything is forbidden ?
Well, this movie could answer to that question, thanks to one letter and a number : V V For Vendetta is a british, american and german film released in 2006. It is also based on a comic book wrotten by Alan moore and published in the 1980’s. The story talk about a world post-apocalyptic rule by a fascist government that use concentration camps, in order to exterminate opponents, and also, black people and homosexuals. One night, Evey is going to go out, and the state secret policy, called » the finger » will try to rape and kill her. But V will appear, he will keep her during a year. It comes to a complicated relationship, sometimes painful, but very resistant.
In that story, V could be compared to a terrorist but also to a real hero because he gives hope to the londoners and he manage to save them, although a hero doesn’t kill anyone since it’s not in his principles. However V is mainly an idea. An idea that lived for a thousand years since that a historical person named Guy Fawkes tried to explode the parliament on November 5th 1605 : » Remember, remember, the 5th of november the Gunpowder treason and plot; I know of no reason why the Gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot. » V is like the emblem of freedom. When he was captured by » the finger » and tortured, he turned into an other person ; stronger, more intelligent and more charismatic. His mask represent the face of Guy Fawkes, it is used by many associations especially the Anonymous. Evey is his apprentice, his friend and the only love of his life. To make her stronger, V will » use a lie to tell the truth » ( I can’t say what he is going to do because i don’t want you to reveal anything, it’s the only clue that i can give to you ) When she’s reborn, she said one of my favorite line : « God is in the rain » So both are important for each other : V can find his human part thanks to her and Evey can be stronger thanks to him. He is also born in the fire and she is born in the rain. their relationship was very sought.
We just can’t stop reading or watching this because we can find new things everytime. And personnally i had to watch the movie at least two times to understand everything. V For Vendetta is a treasure among all of the works of art of the seventh art. Of course i have chosen to talk about it because that’s my favorite movie, i love the characters, the story, the music and everything else.
If you don’t know V For Vendetta, i can only advise you to watch the film or read the book.