Under the Volcano

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Under the Volcano

mexico bullfight based on novel or book depression husband wife relationship half-brother alcoholism alcoholic drunk tequila consul day of the dead 1930s foreign diplomat

Under the Volcano

Release Date: June 12, 1984

Year    :   1984
Slogan    :   «One cannot live without love.»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Conacite Uno, Ithaca, Universal Pictures
Director    :   John Huston
Producers    :   Moritz Borman, Michael Fitzgerald, Wieland Schulz-Keil
Writers    :   Guy Gallo, Malcolm Lowry
RunTime    :   112 mins.

Against a background of war breaking out in Europe and the Mexican fiesta Day of Death, we are taken through one day in the life of Geoffrey Firmin, a British consul living in alcoholic disrepair and obscurity in a small southern Mexican town in 1939. The Consul's self-destructive behaviour, perhaps a metaphor for a menaced civilization, is a source of perplexity and sadness to his nomadic, idealistic half-brother, Hugh, and his ex-wife, Yvonne, who has returned with hopes of healing Geoffrey and their broken marriage.

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