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Under the Volcano (1984)

R 06/12/1984 (US) Drama 1h 52m

One cannot live without love.


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.

  1. John Huston


  2. Malcolm Lowry


  3. Guy Gallo


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  1. Albert Finney

    Albert Finney

    Geoffrey Firmin

  2. Jacqueline Bisset

    Jacqueline Bisset

    Yvonne Firmin

  3. Anthony Andrews

    Anthony Andrews

    Hugh Firmin

  4. Ignacio López Tarso

    Ignacio López Tarso

    Dr. Vigil

  5. Katy Jurado

    Katy Jurado

    Senora Gregoria

  6. James Villiers

    James Villiers


  7. Dawson Bray


  8. Carlos Riquelme

    Carlos Riquelme


  9. Jim McCarthy


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