20 years ago Danny Boyle presented his controversial and scandalous “Trainspotting”, based on Irwin Welsh’s novel with the same name.
The movie about a group of young people depicts the typical lifestyle of the 90-s youth. A bit exaggerated maybe. Maybe not. Clubs, sex, drugs, crime, love, struggle through the world around you, when you’re “not like the others”. In any case, “Trainspotting” got the public attention and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published.
Though the movie didn’t get the Oscar, it got a BAFTA award in the same category and a list of other nominations and prizes.
The actors who portrayed the main characters became iconic and “Trainspotting” became a cult.
Here is the classic trailer of the movie from 1996.