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The Acid House

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Bill Stephenson

Synopsis

Paul McGuigan's The Acid House is a surreal triptych adapted by Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh from his collection of short stories. Combining a vicious sense of humour with hard-talking drama, the film reaches into the hearts and minds of the chemical generation, casting a dark and unholy light into the hidden corners of the human psyche. The first film of the trilogy, The Granton Star Cause, is a black comedy of revenge, football and religion. The second, A Soft Touch, is a story of love and betrayal with Johnny as the 'soft touch', who is all too easily manipulated by those around him. The final film is a surreal comic story about marriage, babies and an excess of chemical abuse.

Details

Year
1999
Type of film
Features
Running Time
105 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Paul McGuigan 1st Feature
Producer
David Muir, Alex Usborne
Director of Photography
Alasdair Walker
Principal Cast
Ewen Bremner, Kevin McKidd, Jemma Redgrave, Martin Clunes, Maurice Roëves
Screen Writer
Irvine Welsh

Production Company

Picture Palace North Limited
The Workstation
15 Paternoster Row
Sheffield S1 2BX

T +44 0114 249 3160
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Umbrella Television Productions
The Production Centre
The Tollgate, Marine Crescent
Glasgow G51 1HD

T +44 0141 429 1750
F +44 0141 429 1751

Sales
Company

Film Four International
124 Horseferry Road
London SW1P 2TX

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