About

Mark Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.

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10k
Directed by

Danny Boyle

Written by

John Hodge (Screenplay)
Irvine Welsh (Author)

Runtime

94 minutes

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

Choose life.

Cast

Keywords

london friendship nightclub based on novel or book dark comedy scotland drugs illegal drugs cult film heroin drug dealer stealing surrealism drug addiction hallucination junkie edinburgh drug dealing monologue modern society recovering drug addict cold turkey drug culture antihero drug rehabilitation

Photos

Lists

#156 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#555 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#316 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published John Hodge