Macbeth

Macbeth
Macbeth

Year

1971

Duration

140 minutes

Genres

Drama

Language

English

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Synopsis

William Shakespeare gets the Roman Polanski touch in this lively version of the Scottish play, and that means that while there's always respect for the exquisite text, there are also some modern touches, flashes of violence and notably quite a lot of nudity. The cast is excellent if at times eccentric with Jon Finch in good form as Macbeth, Francesca Annis believably ambitious and insane as Lady Macbeth, and TV stars Martin Shaw and Keith Chegwin turning up as, respectively, Banquo and Fleance.

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Contains strong violence, battle scenes and nudity.

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