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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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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 Macbeth See more »

Filming Locations:

Northumberland, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$64,537, 16 July 2017

Gross USA:

$1,129,408

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,401,447
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[last lines]
Katherine: I did - nothing.
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Connections

Featured in The EE British Academy Film Awards (2018) 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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I enjoyed it
16 October 2017 | by adventurer_ciSee all my reviews

The film is based on an essay by Nikolai Leskov "Ledi Makbet Mtsenskogo uezda", written in 1864. The story name contains an allusion to Ivan Turgenev's story "Hamlet of Shchigrovsky Uyezd" (1849)

I liked this move. Great performances by a young and talented actress Florence Pugh and Cosmo Jarvis. Not sure why feminism was brought into discussion of this film, mostly by those who did not like it. Imagination gone wild I guess. Leskov himself called his story a gloomy story in strict tones of a strong and passionate feminine character. The story was to be the beginning of a cycle about the characters of Russian women. So it has nothing to do with feminism.

There is a Russian version of this movie, Ledi Makbet Mtsenskogo uezda (1989) (Леди Макбет Мценского уезда (1989), Director: Roman Balayan. You might want watch it on one of the Russian sites kinobanda dot net for example. It is in Russian language though.


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