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


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21 September 2006 (Australia) See more »
The Melbourne underworld. The present time. See more »
A contemporary retelling of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" set in the ganglands of Melbourne. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Chloe Armstrong ... 1st Witch
Kate Bell ... 2nd Witch
Miranda Nation ... 3rd Witch

Sam Worthington ... Macbeth

Victoria Hill ... Lady Macbeth

Steve Bastoni ... Banquo

Hanna Griffiths ... Angel

Lachy Hulme ... Macduff
Bob Franklin ... Siward
Lance Anderson ... Henchman with Glasses
Simon Scott ... Macbeth's Bagman

Matt Doran ... Malcolm

Damian Walshe-Howling ... Ross

Jonny Pasvolsky ... Lennox

Nash Edgerton ... Macdonwald
Kevin Tran ... Macdonwald's Bagman
Samuel Tew ... Goateed Gunman

Christopher Shen ... Crew Cut Gunman
Anna Anderson ... Girl Shooter #1

Haiha Le ... Girl Shooter #2
Nikon Souphan ... Elevator Gunman
Ri-Jie Kwok ... Getaway Driver
George Vidalis ... Cawdor
Terry Lim ... Chinese Businessman

Gary Sweet ... Duncan
Rel Hunt ... Angus
Norman Keller ... Duncan's Bald Bodyguard
Charles Lavea-Williams ... Duncan's Bearded Bodyguard

Socratis Otto ... Detective Mentieth

Christopher Kirby ... Seyton
Ruby O'Rourke ... Singer on TV

Katherine Tonkin ... Lady Macbeth's Maid

Craig Stott ... Fleance

Corinne Davies ... Ross's Girl
Saskia Sansom ... Angus's Girl

Edwina Wren ... Malcolm's Girl

Kat Stewart ... Lady Macduff

Louis Corbett ... Macduff's Son

Chris Vance ... Detective Caithness
Jamie-Lee Wilson ... Female Constable (as Jamie Lee Wilson)
Peter Davenport ... Male Constable

Mick Molloy ... Murderer in Brown
John Molloy ... Murderer in Black
Esther Usher ... Barmaid
Katie James ... Barmaid
Inouk Arnall ... Reporter on TV
Siros Niaros ... Scar Mouthed Henchman
Jarrah Cocks ... One Eye Henchman

Robert Shook ... Long Haired Henchman

Kim Gyngell ... Doctor

Directed by
Geoffrey Wright 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Victoria Hill  screenplay
William Shakespeare  play
Geoffrey Wright  screenplay

Produced by
Martin Fabinyi .... producer
Michael Gudinski .... executive producer
Gary Hamilton .... executive producer
Victoria Hill .... co-producer
Peter Phelan .... co-executive producer
Greg Sitch .... executive producer
Penny Teal .... post-production producer
Jenni Tosi .... co-producer
Michael Whyke .... co-executive producer
Geoffrey Wright .... co-producer
Terrence Yason .... co-executive producer
Antonio Zeccola .... executive producer
Original Music by
John Clifford White 
Cinematography by
Will Gibson 
Film Editing by
Jane Usher 
Casting by
Marianne Jade 
Production Design by
David McKay 
Art Direction by
Adele Flere 
Costume Design by
Jane Johnston 
Makeup Department
Nik Dorning .... special makeup effects artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fiona MacMillan .... third assistant director
Paul Walton .... first assistant director
Art Department
Patrick Bennet .... props buyer
Scott Dettrick .... graphic designer
Aen Saalfield .... action vehicles assistant
Sound Department
Michael Carden .... sound effects editor
Bruce Emery .... dolby consultant
Frank Lipson .... sound designer
Frank Lipson .... supervising sound editor
Andrew McGrath .... re-recording mixer
Adrian Medhurst .... foley artist
Glenn Newnham .... adr & dialogue editor
John Simpson .... foley artist
Peter Walker .... sound mix consultant
Erin McKimm .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Sam Howden .... special effects technician
Clint Ingram .... special effects coordinator
Brian Pearce .... special effects supervisor
Cassie Pearce .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Gene Hammond-Lewis .... digital compositor
Ineke Majoor .... visual effects producer
Brett Anderson .... stunt coordinator
Zev Eleftheriou .... stunt coordinator
Siros Niaros .... assistant stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Karl Engeler .... gaffer
Bruce Phillips .... director of photography: second unit
John Tsiavis .... still photographer (2006)
Natalie van den Dungen .... second assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kellie Montgomery .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Justin Heitman .... lead colorist
Location Management
Hamish MacLeod .... location assistant
Peter Muston .... location manager
Music Department
Robert John .... musician
Nigel MacLean .... conductor
Nigel MacLean .... orchestrator
Christian Scallan .... electronic score mixer
Other crew
Jeremy Atcliffe .... production accountant
Emma Cooper .... unit publicist
Davids Darzins .... legal
Scott Dettrick .... title designer
John Fox .... armorer
Victor Fukushima .... unit assistant
David McKay .... titles design
David Napier .... special technical assistant
Greg Sitch .... legal
Susie Struth .... script supervisor
Trinidad Wallace .... legal
Angela Jackson .... legal services (uncredited)

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[first lines]
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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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Flawed, but very likable., 22 August 2007
Author: Crash Burn from Australia

Australian production and low budget that ultimately outputs whats been put in.

The actors have done a brilliant job. Their emotions and effort placed into the emphasis and moment are excellent. And the reinterpretation undertaken into a modern day underworld crime syndicate similarity is superb.

Although lacking in some crucial moments of the Shakespearian script, it can be forgiven as this is not your usual stage play. It has been remade to invite not just fans of Macbeth, but perhaps bring in a new source of people who may perhaps prefer a lighter dialog with more modern environments. Perhaps a good way of viewing this is the overview of Macbeth has been superposed on these modern day criminals.

That with the beautiful soundtrack and bone chilling scenes and shootouts, it produces an enthralling and enjoyable movie. That is enjoyed more if a understanding of the original Macbeth is known.

By comparison, one can appreciate and enjoy both. This is definitely a lighter version that the audience can understand, through Macbeth's eyes.

7 out of 10.

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