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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:

Geoffrey Wright (adapted by), Victoria Hill (adapted by) | 1 more credit »
2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Victoria Hill ... Lady Macbeth
Lachy Hulme ... Macduff
Gary Sweet ... Duncan
Sam Worthington ... Macbeth
Steve Bastoni ... Banquo
Mick Molloy ... Murderer in Brown
Matt Doran ... Malcolm
Damian Walshe-Howling ... Ross
Jonny Pasvolsky ... Lennox
Rel Hunt Rel Hunt ... Angus
John Molloy John Molloy ... Murderer in Black
Miranda Nation Miranda Nation ... 3rd Witch
Chloe Armstrong Chloe Armstrong ... 1st Witch
Kate Bell ... 2nd Witch
Bob Franklin Bob Franklin ... Siward
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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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[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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The closing credits go from top to bottom, instead of the usual bottom to top. See more »

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Version of La nuit des rois (1962) See more »

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3 December 2007 | by phlsphr42See all my reviews

A very hyped-up, slick, edgy reinterpretation.

They've fallen into the "because it's modern, it has to be hyped-up, slick, etc." trap.

"Romeo and Juliet" carried this idea off much more successfully, but I really think it's time we move beyond the two extremes here (period piece vs. edgy film).

Just because this is a "modern" retelling, doesn't mean the movie has to look like a magazine ad, or have anything to do with drugs or guns.

If the trappings were as subtle as the honeyed words, Macbeth would be a far more powerful film. As it is, read your Shakespeare. Read it out loud. Ask your Oxford dictionary some questions. Skip the film. Or don't, but you've been warned.

Sorry for the super-long review. IMDb made me do it.


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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:

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Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$644, 17 June 2007

Gross USA:

$9,613

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,870
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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