Trainspotting

    Genre
    Drama
  • Runtime
    93 mins
  • Release Date
    1996
  • Countries
    UK
  • Languages
    English

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

Both brutal and hilarious, this Academy Award nominated, BAFTA winning look at the reality of drug use, from Oscar winning director Danny Boyle (28 DAYS LATER, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE). Rated 91% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, it follows Renton (Golden Globe winner Ewan McGregor, MOULIN ROUGE, BIG FISH), who is deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, and tries to clean up and get out despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends. "The film is about joy -- in conniving and surviving, in connecting with audiences, in its own fizzy, jizzy style. And that's why, compared with it, most other films look zombified" (TIME Magazine). America's most talked about movie in 1996, TRAINSPOTTING is not for the faint of heart.
DIRECTED BY:
Danny Boyle
WRITTEN BY:
John Hodge, Irvine Welsch (novel)
CAST INCLUDES:
Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Kelly Macdonald

SYNOPSIS

Starring Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, and Kelly Macdonald, Danny Boyle’s ’Trainspotting’ tracks the misadventures of young men in Edinburgh trying to find their way out of joblessness, aimless relationships and drug addiction. Some are successful, while others hopelessly are not. Based on Irvine Welsh’s novel, this explosive adaptation melds grit with poetry, resulting in a film of harsh truths and stunning grace.

Trainspotting

    Genre
    Drama
  • Runtime
    93 mins
  • Release Date
    1996
  • Countries
    UK
  • Languages
    English
DIRECTED BY
Danny Boyle
WRITTEN BY
John Hodge, Irvine Welsch (novel)
CAST INCLUDES
Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Kelly Macdonald
Both brutal and hilarious, this Academy Award nominated, BAFTA winning look at the reality of drug use, from Oscar winning director Danny Boyle (28 DAYS LATER, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE). Rated 91% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, it follows Renton (Golden Globe winner Ewan McGregor, MOULIN ROUGE, BIG FISH), who is deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, and tries to clean up and get out despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends. "The film is about joy -- in conniving and surviving, in connecting with audiences, in its own fizzy, jizzy style. And that's why, compared with it, most other films look zombified" (TIME Magazine). America's most talked about movie in 1996, TRAINSPOTTING is not for the faint of heart.

Starring Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, and Kelly Macdonald, Danny Boyle’s ’Trainspotting’ tracks the misadventures of young men in Edinburgh trying to find their way out of joblessness, aimless relationships and drug addiction. Some are successful, while others hopelessly are not. Based on Irvine Welsh’s novel, this explosive adaptation melds grit with poetry, resulting in a film of harsh truths and stunning grace.