A chef and his restaurant-hostess wife resort to murder to take ownership of a high-class Glaswegian restaurant.

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Peter Macduff
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Harry Gibby
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Maurice
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Barry
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Andy
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Malcolm
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Heaney
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Doyle
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In a modern retelling of William Shakespeare's "Scottish play," three strange garbage collectors make a glorious prediction for head chef Joe Macbeth's future. With his wife Ella goading him on, Macbeth makes plans to take ownership of the high-class Glaswegian restaurant where they are both employed. The first step: murder owner and celebrity-chef Duncan... Written by L. Hamre

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14 November 2005 (UK)  »

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The line spoken by Harry Gibby, the health inspector - "...the sins of a bloke what has made me work for my pound of flesh..." - is a reference to another play by William Shakespeare, 'The Merchant of Venice'. See more »

Quotes

Joe Macbeth: [hears a helicopter] Is that a helicopter?
[laughs, a bit crazed]
Joe Macbeth: Is it landing on this building?
Joe Macbeth: Pigs will fly...! Pigs will FLY! Pigs are landing on my head...!
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Version of Throne of Blood (1957) See more »

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Mercedes Benz
Written by Janis Joplin, Michael McClure and Bob Neuwirth
Performed by Keeley Hawes
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Excellent film - tense, violent and beautiful
5 December 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I very much enjoyed the BBC1 Macbeth. The script was good, the actors were excellent and I thought that the direction and the photography brought the best out of them. The director managed to convey a sense of tension and violence throughout, starting with the initial 'creative' tension and controlled violence in the lively scenes in the kitchen at the beginning and building to the desperation of the final scenes. This was helped by the stylish but claustrophobic interiors. This is an extremely beautiful film as well, heightened by the unflinching close ups of the principal characters as they start to disintegrate under the pressure.

More like this please!


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