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Macbeth (2006)

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

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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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The Melbourne underworld. The present time. 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

Gross USA:

$9,613

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,870
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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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 Macbeth on the Estate (1997) See more »

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Flawed, but very likable.
22 August 2007 | by jester_of_sevenSee all my reviews

Australian production and low budget that ultimately outputs whats been put in.

The actors have done a brilliant job. Their emotions and effort placed into the emphasis and moment are excellent. And the reinterpretation undertaken into a modern day underworld crime syndicate similarity is superb.

Although lacking in some crucial moments of the Shakespearian script, it can be forgiven as this is not your usual stage play. It has been remade to invite not just fans of Macbeth, but perhaps bring in a new source of people who may perhaps prefer a lighter dialog with more modern environments. Perhaps a good way of viewing this is the overview of Macbeth has been superposed on these modern day criminals.

That with the beautiful soundtrack and bone chilling scenes and shootouts, it produces an enthralling and enjoyable movie. That is enjoyed more if a understanding of the original Macbeth is known.

By comparison, one can appreciate and enjoy both. This is definitely a lighter version that the audience can understand, through Macbeth's eyes.

7 out of 10.


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