Trainspotting

Trainspotting
  • 1996
  • UK
  • 1h 33min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Danny Boyle
  • Cast: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd, Robert Carlyle, Kelly Macdonald
  • UK release: 23 February 1996

John Hodge's screenplay perfectly captures the desperate humour of Irvine Welsh's novel, keeping the episodic structure of junkie scenes for the first half before concentrating on Renton in London in the later stages. Fast and stylish direction, with a creative soundtrack and acting that's off-the-rails excellent, this cinematic blast from beginning to end shows a complex – and true – understanding of the lure and fatal consequences of drug-taking.

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The Bussey Building/CLF Art Cafe, London SE15 (0.0 miles)

133 Rye Lane, London, SE15 4ST
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Sun 30 Jul

Roof East, London E15 (0.0 miles)

Level 8, Stratford Multistorey Car Park, Great Eastern Way, London, E15 1XE
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Wed 20 Sep

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