Overview

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. Malcolm Lowry

    Novel

  2. Guy Gallo

    Writer

  3. John Huston

    Director

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Status Released

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  • June 12, 1984
    R, Theatrical

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 52m

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