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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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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Billy's line "Just call him 'The Scottish Chef'" is a sly reference to the superstition in the theatre that it is bad luck to mention the title "Macbeth" - instead it is usually referred to euphemistically as "The Scottish Play". See more »

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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 Duel Scene from Macbeth (1905) See more »

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Night Fever
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Written by Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb, and Robin Gibb
Performed by The Bee Gees
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fabulous
5 December 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I thought this was an absolutely stunning production. It was beautifully crafted and slick. James Macavoy is fabulous as Macbeth, charismatic, brooding and intense. Keeley Hawes is also superb. This high standard was maintained by the rest of the cast. I think Joe Milson (Billy) also deserves a special mention.

The whole thing is set in a dark claustrophobic atmosphere which is skilfully fused with the vibrancy and energy of the kitchen in a Michelin starred restaurant. I loved the bin men - what a clever idea. Plus the tone of eerie humour whenever they appear adds further dimension to the film.

The pace is just right, time enough to drink in the atmosphere and empathise with Macbeth's plight before being drawn along with him on his inexorable journey. The only fault with this production is that it wasn't shown on the big screen.


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