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Thumbnail for Trainspotting (1996) Trainspotting (1996)

Basic Info Rusty's rating: 77
Category: Comedy, Crime, DramaNotable as: Crime FictionSub-Category: buddy film, crime film, drama film, film adaptation, independent film, comedy filmMain subject: diamorphine, substance dependenceNarrative location: Scotland, London, EdinburghRuntime: 93 - 95 minutesColor: colorLanguage: EnglishCountry: United KingdomFilming location: London, Edinburgh, Calton Road, Corrour railway station, Waterloo Bridge, Glasgow, Hanover Street, Tower 42, Princes Street, Firhill Stadium, Wellington ArchDirector: Danny BoyleScreenwriter: John Hodge, Irvine WelshBased on: TrainspottingMusic: Damon AlbarnCinematography: Brian TufanoStars: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd, Robert Carlyle, Kelly Macdonald, Peter Mullan, James Cosmo, Eileen Nicholas Producer: Andrew MacdonaldStudio: Film4 ProductionsAwards won: BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay (John Hodge)
Bodil Award for Best Non-American Film (Danny Boyle)
Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Golden Space Needle
London Film Critics Circle Award for British Actor of the Year (Ewan McGregor)
Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (John Hodge)
British Academy Film Award for Best British Film
Chlotrudis Award for Best Director
Independent Spirit Award for Best Foreign Film
MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
Satellite Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Satellite Award for Best Film
Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Award details: (details at IMDb)
Description

Trainspotting is a 1996 British crime comedy drama film directed by Danny Boyle, and starring Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd, Robert Carlyle, and Kelly Macdonald. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Irvine Welsh. The film was released in the United Kingdom on 23 February 1996. The Academy Award nominated screenplay, by John Hodge, follows a group of heroin addicts in a late 1980s economically depressed area of Edinburgh and their passage through life. Beyond drug addiction, other themes in the film are exploration of the urban poverty and squalor in "culturally rich" Edinburgh. The film has been ranked 10th by the British Film Institute in its list of Top 100 British films of all time. In 2004 the film was voted the best Scottish film of all time in a general public poll.


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