Dir. Danny Boyle. UK, 1995. 1h 33m. Starring Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Robert Carlyle, Kelly Macdonald, Jonny Lee Miller.
A defining moment in 90s pop culture and heralded as one of the all-time best British films, Trainspotting follows a group of pleasure seeking drug addicts in Edinburgh.
With little prospects and zero ambition, the group lurch from scuffles to squalor in this vital take on urban poverty.
‘An extraordinary achievement and a breakthrough British film…acted out with a freedom of expression that's often astonishing.’ Derek Malcolm, The Guardian
‘Something Britain can be proud of and Hollywood must be afraid of.’ Neil Jeffries, Empire