Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber of Fleet Street

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Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber...

Tim Burton's gore-splashed gothic take on Stephen Sondheim's musical stars Johnny Depp in the title role.

Depp was once an innocent barber, Benjamin Barker, happily married to Lucy (Laura Michelle Kelly) with a daughter, Johanna.

But evil Judge Turpin (Alan Rickman) coveted Lucy, had Barker deported and had his wicked way with Lucy, who, in despair, killed herself.

In time, Barker returns, ravaged by the experience of deportation and unrecognisable, seeking vengeance. He establishes himself, under his new pseudonym, as a barber who offers a murderously close shave.

Joining him in his endeavours is Mrs Lovett (Helena Bonham Carter), who runs the pie shop beneath his salon and uses his victims as a filling for her lip-smacking products (as well as being in love with him).

But, as Sweeney grows close to his target, a secret from the past changes everything...

(2007) Cert: 18

Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber of Fleet Street synopsis

Tim Burton's musical horror stars Johnny Depp as a Victorian barber who exacts a bloody revenge on those who have wronged him

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