Year: 1996
Country: UK
Director: Danny Boyle
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Kevin McKidd, Kelly Macdonald, Shirley Henderson
Genre: drama
Runtime: 94 min.
Age: 18+
A wild, freeform, Rabelaisian trip through the darkest recesses of Edinburgh low-life, focusing on Mark Renton and his attempt to give up his heroin habit, and how the latter affects his relationship with family and friends: Sean Connery wannabe Sick Boy, dimbulb Spud, psycho Begbie, 14-year-old girlfriend Diane, and clean-cut athlete Tommy, who's never touched drugs but can't help being curious about them...

Awards & Festivals:

Academy Award Nomination – Best Adapted Screenplay
BAFTA Award – Best Adapted Screenplay
BAFTA Award, Scotland Best Film, Best Actor
Brit Award – Best Soundtrack
Seattle International Film Festival – Best Film, Best Director
Empire Magazine Award – Best British Film, Best British Director, Best British Actor, Best Acting Debut
Evening Standard Award – Best Screenplay
Independent Spirit Award Nomination – Best Foreign Film
Sattellite Award Nomination – Best Film, Best Supporting Actor, Best Screenplay
Czech Lion Award – Best Foreign Language Film