Under the Volcano Poster

Release Date: 1984

DVD Release Date: October 23rd, 2007

R|1 hr 49 min

Plot Summary
Geoffrey Firmin (Albert Finney) is a heavy-drinking British diplomat living in a Mexican town. As the local Day of the Dead celebration gets underway, Geoffrey drowns himself in the bottle, having cut himself off from his family, friends and job. When Geoffrey goes missing, his wife Yvonne (Jacqueline Bisset) convinces his half-brother Hugh (Anthony Andrews) to conduct a last-ditch search for the drunk, hoping that Hugh might be able to rescue her self-destructing husband.

Cast: Albert Finney, Jacqueline Bisset, Anthony Andrews, Ignacio López Tarso, Katy Jurado, James Villiers, Dawson Bray, Carlos Riquelme

Director: John Huston

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Wife, Intense, Dark, Brother, Fall, 1930s


Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture