R | | Crime, Thriller
Three friends discover their new flatmate dead but loaded with cash.
According to director Danny Boyle there's a sly connection between this film and his next film, Trainspotting (1996). Keith Allen portrays a drug dealer in both films leading us to believe he may be the same character in featured in both, as Trainspotting was suppose to take place in the late 80s before the occurrences in Shallow Grave.
Alex, what are you doing?
Alex Law: I'm just looking.
Juliet Miller: Don't.
Alex Law: Don't look?
Juliet Miller: No.
The film is set in Edinburgh and Alex works on North Bridge, presumably for the Evening News newspaper. However, when the first body is found in the woods Alex arrives home with an armful of the copies of the Evening Times, Glasgow's evening newspaper (the movie was partly shot in Glasgow).
The closing credits appear over images of the three main characters in happier times, ironically all laughing hysterically.
£734,340 (UK) (20 January 1995)
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