over 6 years
A great low budget thriller that launched Danny Boyle. Worth watching again
Shallow Grave is a 1994 British black comedy thriller film that marks the directorial debut of Danny Boyle with an original screenplay by John Hodge.
The film also provided starring roles for the then relatively little-known actors Ewan McGregor, Christopher Eccleston and Kerry Fox.
The production was funded by Channel 4 television and the film distributed by PolyGram Filmed Entertainment who as with their other releases generated a large amount of publicity for the film on a limited budget.
David (Christopher Eccleston), a chartered accountant, Juliet (Kerry Fox), a doctor, and Alex (Ewan McGregor), a journalist, are three friends who share a flat in Edinburgh. They need a new flat mate and, after a sequence of interviews, in which unwanted applicants are rejected with calculated cruelty, take in the mysterious Hugo (Keith Allen). When Hugo suddenly dies of a drug overdose, they discover that he has a very large amount of cash in a suitcase. The three decide to keep the money and to...