R | | Drama
The last 24 hours in the life of Geoffrey Firmin, a lonely, depressed English consul who retreats to alcohol for solace.
The "Day of the Dead" (from the Spanish: Día de los Muertos) festival seen in this film is a real life Mexican national holiday where all banks are closed. The public holiday is particularly celebrated throughout Mexico but also in other cultures ... ...
Geoff, what possess you?
Geoffrey Firmin: Sobriety, I'm afraid. Too much moderation. I need drink desperatly to get my balance on.
The story takes place in 1939, but the car driven by James Villiers that almost hits Albert Finney as he is lying in the road is an MG-TF, which was manufactured between 1953 and 1956.
$31,000 (USA) (17 June 1984)
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