Film office for Edinburgh, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders


Danny Boyle - 1996

Danny Boyle's 1996 black comedy drama starring Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd, Robert Carlyle, and Kelly Macdonald. Based on the novel of the same name by Irvine Welsh.

Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.

The now infamous opening sequence 'Choose Life' was filmed on location in Princes Street, Calton Road and Hanover Street, Edinburgh.

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