Under the Volcano

Title: Under the Volcano
Country: USA | Mexico
Year: 1984
Director: John Huston
Cast: Albert Finney, Jacqueline Bisset, Anthony Andrews
Duration: 112 min.
Language: English | Spanish
Plot: Against a background of war breaking out in Europe and the Mexican fiesta Day of Death, we are taken through one day in the life of Geoffrey Firmin, a British consul living in alcoholic disrepair and obscurity in a small southern Mexican town in 1939. The Consul’s self-destructive behaviour is a source of perplexity and sadness to his nomadic, idealistic half-brother, Hugh, and his ex-wife, Yvonne, who has returned with hopes of healing Geoffrey and their broken marriage. Based on the novel by Malcolm Lowry.

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