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Shallow Grave

Genres: Thriller, Mystery / Suspense, Crime / Criminals, Crime Drama, Criterion Collection, United Kingdom

Cast: Kerry Fox, Christopher Eccleston, Ewan McGregor

Director: Danny Boyle

Synopsis: This diabolical thriller was the first film from director Danny Boyle, producer Andrew Macdonald, and screenwriter John Hodge (the smashing team behind Trainspotting). In SHALLOW GRAVE, three self-involved Edinburgh roommates—played by Kerry Fox (An Angel at My Table), Christopher Eccleston (Elizabeth), and Ewan McGregor (Beginners), in his first starring role—take in a brooding boarder. When he dies of an overdose, leaving a suitcase full of money, the trio embark on a series of very bad decisions, with extraordinarily grim consequences for all. Macabre but with a streak of offbeat humor, this stylistically influential tale of guilt and derangement is a full-throttle bit of Hitchcockian nastiness.

Language: English

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Production Year: 1994


  • "A chilling and claustrophobic heart-stopper.", Caroline Westbrook, Empire
  • "A tar-black comedy that zings along on a wave of visual and scripting inventiveness.", Derek Elley, Variety

Shallow Grave
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