Drama, Drama Group, Movie, Movies
Danny Boyle directs his Oscar-nominated story starring Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd, Robert Carlyle and Kelly MacDonald as a group of disaffected Scottish youths who turn to heroin to escape the banalities of modern-day existence. It's from the point of view of Rent-Boy (McGregor) that we experience the highs and lows of heroin addiction and the disaster it creates of one's life. Robert Carlyle is mesmerising as Begbie, the insane "leader" of the group, who is trying to kick the habit. Then, they begin to suffer the consequences and discover that there are no easy solutions to the inherent loneliness and pain of life. Support cast includes Peter Mullan, Shirley Henderson and James Cosmo with a soundtrack from Iggy Pop, Brian Eno, Primal Scream, New Order and Lou Reed.
Ewan Mcgregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller