Friday, 20 January 2012

Shallow Grave

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Year:1994
Country of origin:UK
Director:Danny Boyle
Genre:Crime thriller
Starring:Kerry Fox, Christopher Eccleston, Ewan McGregor
Rating:5/5
IMDB link:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111149/
Tagline:What's a little murder among friends?
Favourite line:"I've never seen a dead body before. I saw my grandmother of course, but I don't think that counts. I mean, she was alive at the time."

Riveting, disturbing study of materialism and how it ends up destroying the human heart and soul.

Three flat mates audition for a new house mate, and select Keith Allen as their 'new friend'. The first morning after he has moved in, he mysteriously won't answer their calls from outside his room. They decide to smash the door down, and discover his dead body - an apparent suicide - but not only that, a briefcase containing £2,000,000.
But what to do?
Why, dispose of his body and keep the cash of course!

Christopher Ecclestone is superb as the man scarred by his experiences, whilt Ewan McGregor also excels as the heartless journalist simply enjoying life despite the awful crime they have committed.
Danny Boyler's finest hour, and far superior to the much lauded 'Trainspotting.'
British cinema showing it can do viciousness as well as anyone.

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