TRAINSPOTTING is a 1996 Scottish black comedy/drama film directed by DANNY BOYLE TRAINSPOTTING is a 1996 Scottish black comedy/drama film directed by DANNY BOYLE based on the novel of the same name by IRVINE WELSH and starring EWAN MCGREGOR, EWEN BREMNER, JONNY LEE MILLER, KEVIN MCKIDD, ROBERT CARLYLE, AND KELLY MACDONALD.
The Academy Award nominated screenplay, by John Hodge, follows a group of heroin addicts in a late 1980s economically depressed area of Edinburgh and their passage through life. Beyond drug addiction, other themes in the film are exploration of the urban poverty and squalor in "culturally rich" Edinburgh.
The film has been ranked 10th by the British Film Institute (BFI) in its list of Top 100 British films of all time. In 2004 the film was voted the best Scottish film of all time in a general public poll.