The following is a list of characters from the film Kill Bill. Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, the film was released in two separate parts, Kill Bill Vol. 1 in 2003 and Kill Bill Vol. 2 in 2004. The film takes place after a massacre that killed the fiancé and friends of the main character, The Bride, at the chapel in which she was to be married; though also thought to have been killed, The Bride survived, but was put into a coma for four years as a result of the attack. Upon finally awaking, she plots her vengeance against the killers.