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Macbeth (2006)

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

Director:

Geoffrey Wright

Writers:

Victoria Hill (screenplay), William Shakespeare (play) | 1 more credit »
2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chloe Armstrong Chloe Armstrong ... 1st Witch
Kate Bell ... 2nd Witch
Miranda Nation Miranda Nation ... 3rd Witch
Sam Worthington ... Macbeth
Victoria Hill ... Lady Macbeth
Steve Bastoni ... Banquo
Hanna Griffiths ... Angel
Lachy Hulme ... Macduff
Bob Franklin Bob Franklin ... Siward
Lance Anderson Lance Anderson ... Henchman with Glasses
Simon Scott Simon Scott ... Macbeth's Bagman
Matt Doran ... Malcolm
Damian Walshe-Howling ... Ross
Jonny Pasvolsky ... Lennox
Nash Edgerton ... Macdonwald
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A contemporary retelling of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" set in the ganglands of Melbourne.

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Something wicked this way comes See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 2006 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Макбет See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$644, 17 June 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,107,148, 21 February 2016
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

The closing credits go from top to bottom, instead of the usual bottom to top. See more »

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Version of Shakespeare's Macbeth (1999) See more »

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It's no Shakespeare ...
8 October 2007 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Well actually it is adapted from a play from Shakespeare, but it's not your typical Shakespearian adaptation you'll get here. Although the dialog seems to be spoken as it stood in the book (I don't know it word for word, but they use Shakespearian "language"), the whole thing is brought into a more modern world. It's not the first movie to do so, but I guess it's the first to be quite so brutal about it (literally speaking in this case).

The acting is quite good and with a bit of settling in time, you'll not even notice that this is done after a Shakespeare play, but see it as an action-drama (movie). And if you can do that, than you can enjoy it too (as much as it is possible for you).


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