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Macbeth (1983)

In this powerful short film, the renowned William Shakespeare play is stripped down to the bare essentials, consisting of two lengthy shots.

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Credited cast:
... Macbeth
Erzsébet Kútvölgyi ... Lady Macbeth
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ferenc Bencze
Imre Csuja
István Dégi
Pál Hetényi
Tamás Jordán
Attila Kaszás
Gyula Maár
Djoko Rosic
József Ruszt
Géza Rácz
Miklós B. Székely ... (as Miklós Székely B.)
János Ács
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In this powerful short film, the renowned William Shakespeare play is stripped down to the bare essentials, consisting of two lengthy shots.

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Incredible film-making, one five minute take, and one sixty two minute take...
11 February 2009 | by See all my reviews

This is one of the most unique, fascinating films ever made from the Scottish play. The film was made for Hungarian TV, and it was shot on old fashioned, analog video. Yet Bela Tarr (one of the greatest filmmakers working today) made an incredible film. There are a mere 2 shots in the film. The pre-credits shot runs five minutes, the post credits shot runs 62 minutes. It's incredible that Tarr composed a 62 minute take, but that he does it so well, and you find yourself forgetting about the length of the shot, and are drawn into Tarr's world. Tarr is a master filmmaker, one of the greatest ever (certainly the best ever to emerge from Hungary), and this is one of his most fascinating films.

The film is available as a bonus feature on Facets's DVD of Satantango.


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