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  • 1996
  • UK
  • 93 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Danny Boyle
  • Cast: Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Ewen Bremner, Kevin McKidd, Kelly Macdonald

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 Brunton, Musselburgh (0.0 miles)

Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, East Lothian, EH21 6AA
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Thu 24 Nov

£7.50 (£6.50)

Part of The Saltire Festival.


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