About

Two out-of-work actors -- the anxious, luckless Marwood and his acerbic, alcoholic friend, Withnail -- spend their days drifting between their squalid flat, the unemployment office and the pub. When they take a holiday "by mistake" at the country house of Withnail's flamboyantly gay uncle, Monty, they encounter the unpleasant side of the English countryside: tedium, terrifying locals and torrentia...

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Directed by

Bruce Robinson

Written by

Bruce Robinson (Screenplay)

Runtime

108 minutes

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

If you don't remember the 60s don't worry, neither can they.

Cast

Keywords

london gay dark comedy cafe money darkness 1960s cult film farce poverty alcohol alcohol abuse unemployed rural setting uncle farmer buddy comedy actor cigar smoking cottage bath british pub flat strangulation english countryside lake district northern england

Lists

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

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

#367 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider