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Lady Macbeth (2016)

R | | Drama, Romance | 14 July 2017 (USA)
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In 19th-century rural England, a young bride who has been sold into marriage discovers an unstoppable desire within herself as she enters into an affair with a worker on her estate.

Director:

William Oldroyd

Writers:

Nikolai Leskov (based on Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk), Alice Birch
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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 18 wins & 43 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Florence Pugh ... Katherine
Cosmo Jarvis ... Sebastian
Paul Hilton Paul Hilton ... Alexander
Naomi Ackie ... Anna
Christopher Fairbank ... Boris
Golda Rosheuvel ... Agnes
Anton Palmer Anton Palmer ... Teddy
Rebecca Manley Rebecca Manley ... Mary
Fleur Houdijk Fleur Houdijk ... Tessa
Cliff Burnett Cliff Burnett ... Father Peter
David Kirkbride David Kirkbride ... Edward
Bill Fellows ... Dr. Burdon
Nicholas Lumley Nicholas Lumley ... Mr. Robertson
Raymond Finn Raymond Finn ... Mr. Kirkbride
Ian Conningham ... Detective Logan
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Storyline

Rural England, 1865. Katherine is stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age, whose family are cold and unforgiving. When she embarks on a passionate affair with a young worker on her husband's estate, a force is unleashed inside her, so powerful that she will stop at nothing to get what she wants. Written by Production

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some disturbing violence, strong sexuality/nudity, and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 July 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lady M See more »

Filming Locations:

Northumberland, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

£500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$64,537, 16 July 2017

Gross USA:

$1,129,408

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,007,759
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Only three musical passages feature in the film's score. See more »

Goofs

A Cornish Rex cat first appears at 14:30. The breed first appeared around 1950. See more »

Quotes

Boris: Do you not think it necessary to keep an account of what happens to my property in this household? All my property! Might I assume you drank it.
Anna: No, sir.
Boris: And yet you have no other explanation.
Anna: No, sir.
Boris: Get down.
Anna: Sir?
Boris: On your hands and knees. You behave like an animal and I'll treat you like an animal. Now, get out!
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Connections

Remake of Siberian Lady Macbeth (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
(uncredited)
German folk tune
Lyrics by Joachim Neander, translated by Catherine Winkworth
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What a ruthless woman will do
23 August 2017 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film tells the story of a young woman who is sold into a loveless marriage with an older wealthy gentleman. She has a passionate affair with a servant of the house. The promise of a happier life eludes her, until she takes full control of the situation.

Initially I thought the film was really about Macbeth's wife, but I soon learn that it is not the case. The title comes from the similar ruthlessness and cold bloodedness that the leading woman and Lady Macbeth have. It is engaging to see how Katherine transforms from a timid woman into a sociopathic woman who will stop at nothing to get what she wants. The pacing is a little slow, with artistic shots lasting 10 or even 20 seconds but does not really help story telling. Overall, the story is good and Katherine's character is very interesting.


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