Danny Boyle, GB, 1996
93 min., OmdU
#de Ein Meilenstein. Oft kopiert, aber nie erreicht. Der Kultfilm für das Anti-Establishment schlechthin. Ein phantastisch, humoreskes Drogen-Drama. Ein düster-berauschendes, schmutziges Meisterwerk. Schockierend und unterhaltsam. Mit einem Soundtrack von Iggy Pop, Blur, Pulp, Lou Reed. Choose life! 6

#en “Take the best orgasm you ever had, multiply it by a thousand and you’re still nowhere near it.” That testimonial to heroin comes from Renton, the film’s nihilistic anti-hero, played by 25-year-old Ewan McGregor, who gives a mesmerizing, maliciously funny performance. Trainspotting is that rare movie that owns up to the euphoria of drugs as well as their risks. “Without the pleasure, we wouldn’t do it,” says Renton. “After all, we’re not fucking stupid.” Exuberant and pitiless, profane yet eloquent, flush with the ability to create laughter out of unspeakable situations, Trainspotting is a drop-dead look at a dead-end lifestyle that has all the strength of its considerable contradictions.