Director: Danny Boyle Run Time: 92 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1994
Starring: Christopher Eccleston, Ewan McGregor, Ken Stott, Kerry Fox
Three friends discover a dead roommate and lots of money in Danny Boyle’s SHALLOW GRAVE.
Two decades ago, before he was an Academy Award winner, Danny Boyle made his directorial debut with the black-comedy crime thriller, SHALLOW GRAVE. We’re not going to ruin the plot for those who haven’t seen it but the film centers around three roommates (very tight friends) who get a new mysterious flatmate. But after a couple of days of this new guy locking his door and never seen again, they start investigating and get a whole lot more than they bargained for. Very original for its time, it starts off very funny but then gets more sinister as things unfold.
Part of Nitehawk’s 1994 September series.