Burke and Hare (2010) - Plot Summary Poster

Plot Summary

  • Based on the true story about the famous murderers, 'Burke And Hare' follows the hapless exploits of these two men as they fall into the highly profitable business of providing cadavers for the medical fraternity in Nineteenth Century Edinburgh, then the centre of medical learning. The one thing they were short of was bodies.

    - Written by Anonymous
  • A black comedy about two 19th century grave robbers who find a lucrative business providing cadavers for an Edinburgh medical school.

    - Written by Anonymous


The film opens in Edinburgh with a narration by Angus the Hangman ( ), telling of how the corpses of those hanged by himself are transported to Dr Robert Knox ( ) to dissect...

See full synopsis » (Warning: contains spoilers!)

See also

Taglines | Synopsis | Plot Keywords | Parents Guide

Contribute to This Page