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Director: Danny Boyle Run Time: 94 min. Rating: R Release Year: 1996

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd, Robert Carlyle

Country: United Kingdom, United States
Language: English

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About the film:

Heroin addict Mark Renton stumbles through bad ideas and sobriety attempts with his unreliable friends — Sick Boy, Begbie, Spud and Tommy. He also has an underage girlfriend, Diane, along for the ride. After cleaning up and moving from Edinburgh to London, Mark finds he can’t escape the life he left behind when Begbie shows up at his front door on the lam, and a scheming Sick Boy follows.

With its iconic soundtrack, high-wire energy, and effortlessly intense writing, Trainspotting (1996) earned vast recognition upon release. The film was nominated for Best Screenplay – Adaptation at the 1997 Academy Awards, won two BAFTA Scotland Awards, and was named one of the top ten films of the year by the National Board of Review (NBR) in 1996.

“An unprecedented and unrivaled piece of entertainment.”

Neil Jeffries, Empire Magazine

About the filmmaker:

Danny Boyle is an English director and producer. He is best known for his work on films such as Trainspotting (1996) and Slumdog Millionaire (2008), the latter of which earned Boyle numerous awards in 2008, including the Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA Award for Best Director. His debut feature film Shallow Grave (1994) won the BAFTA Award for Best British Film. His other features include 28 Days Later (2002), Sunshine (2007), 127 Hours (2010), Steve Jobs (2015), and Yesterday (2019). Boyle also served as the artistic director for the 2012 Olympic games opening ceremony in London. His film Trainspotting (1996) was ranked the 10th greatest British film of the 20th century by the British Film Institute in 1999.

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