Story and main charachter are loosly based on historic figure of Guy Fawkes who in 1605 tryed and almost sucedded in blowing up house of Parliament in operation called Gunpowder Plot. This event was treated differently in different times of history by British Aristocracy. It was first riddiculed and offten mentioned but when it was obvious that opressed people used Guy as some sort bedtime story for children, tune was changed and there started censorship of this event. The fact is that for whatever reason the man, Guy, almost managed to wipe all of church, royal and politic leadership in fight against system. Something that echoes today more than ever. Words Remember, remember, the Fifth of November, the Gunpowder Treason and Plot. I know of no reason why the Gunpowder Treason should ever be forgot... that made up that forementioned bedtime story survived until 2005 when director James McTeigue, writers Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski created movie V For Venedetta. Vision about some future totalitarian British society with brilliant Hugo Weaving as masked terrorist(freedom fighter OxDict.) V, cast also includes great performances by Natalie Portman, Stephen Rea and Stephen Fry. Atmosphere, symbols, camera, effects actors, music and everything else about this movie is unique and deserves full viewers attention because there is not so many great pictures today. Especially hard is to find great movies with important and powerfull message these days so in that respect if you have not already Dear Reader go and see this one. Hurry because censorship and social state is nearing to totalitarism so question is how long this movie will be around.