Under the Volcano
THE BEST SELLING CLASSIC
'No lava eruption could have greater force or fire than Finney...' Daily Mirror
'A towering performance by Albert Finney-his best screen work in two decades...'
'Should be relished as a movie...'
Based on Malcolm Lowry's best-selling classic, Under the Volcano is a powerful drama of three characters caught in a triangle of infidelity, jealousy and suspicion. The film is set just before World War II in Mexican town under the shadow of brooding, threatening Popocatepetl volcano - a powerful symbol of the passion and events waiting to erupt with volcanic unpredictability. Albert Finney plays Geoffrey Firmin, a retired British consul drinking to forget his broken marriage -"there is no life without life". Suddenly, his estranged wife Yvonne (Jacqueline Bisset) turns up out of the blue seeking forgiveness and reconciliation for her philandering brother.
But her former lover Hugh (Anthony Andrews) is Firmin's younger brother-and he still lives in the same town. The three protagonists laugh, reminisce and drink together-but the old wounds are still deep and unhealed. The young and idealistic Hugh is dashing and adventurous; the ageing consul is a pessimistic and cynical alcoholic - a rumbling bumbling bull of a man.
Ever threatening is the growing spectre of Nazi activity and the infamous secret police as the film explodes in an unpredictable and unforgettable climax.
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Director: John Huston
Cast: Albert Finney, Jacqueline Bisset, Anthony Andrews, Ignacio Lopez Tarso, Katy Jurado, James Villiers, Dawson Bray, Carlos Requelme, Jim McCarthy, Rene Ruiz, Salvador Sanchez, Sergio Calderon
Under the Volcano
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