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A contemporary retelling of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" set in the ganglands of Melbourne.

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A contemporary retelling of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" set in the ganglands of Melbourne.

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The Melbourne underworld. The present time.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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$644 (USA) (15 June 2007)

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1st Witch: When should we three meet again? In thunder, lightening, or in rain?
2nd Witch: When the hurley burley's done. When the battle's lost and won.
3rd Witch: That will be ere the set of sun.
1st Witch: Where the place?
3rd Witch: Upon the Heath, there to meet with Macbeth.
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Shakespeare for the Tarantino generation
17 September 2006 | by (Canberra, Australia) – See all my reviews

Saw this at a preview screening today. I have never seen the Director's most famous film, Romper Stomper, and know it only by reputation. My guess is this very graphic and bloody version will satisfy his fans and many others. Doubt I would recommend it to anyone who was unfamiliar with the play but, taken simply as a film, I believe it is excellent. Superb cinematography and great sound track back up a 'reading' of the play that seems to me to have real integrity.

I note the current average rating on IMDb is a fraction over 3/10. Assuming the vast bulk of those are votes by the illiterate and inexperienced voters with a mental age of 12 who usually bulk out the meter, that probably bodes well for what is quite an exceptional film. If you don't know the play, for god's sake read it and don't send your ignorant comments to this forum.


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