With splashes of humour, this dark and disturbing British drama explores themes of drug addiction, urban poverty and squalor in "culturally rich" Edinburgh, and other contemporary subjects of social relevance.
Raw and brutally real, this socially relevant tale revolves around a group of disaffected Scottish youth, who turn to heroin in the hopes of escaping the banalities of modern-day existence. Then, they begin to suffer the consequences and discover that there are no easy solutions to the inherent loneliness and pain of life.
Did you know?
To play the skinny heroin-addicted Renton, Ewan McGregor followed only a simple diet consisting of no alcohol or dairy products in order to lose weight. It only took him two months to reach Renton's desired size. Read More