As promised, here’s the second part of the Scotland-related films. So.. here we go!
*click on the pictures to see the trailers*
#1 Highlander (1986)
How can I describe Highlander? It’s a cult, a must. Either you love it, hate it or are just indifferent, you must see it.
After centuries of dueling to survive against others like him, an immortal Scottish swordsman faces his final opponent: a bloodthirsty barbarian who has chased him across time to 1985 New York City, where they fight for the Prize: the spiritual ability to know everything.
Plus, Sean Connery is absolutely spectacular.
#2 Hallam Foe (2007)
Following the story of a young man whose mother is dead, Hallam Foe makes us face our demons, weaknesses, and weirdness. The movie is set between Peebles and Edinburgh, with quite the focus on the Balmoral Hotel.
#3 Whisky Galore (1949)
This is what I’ll tell you: the film is based on a true story. A ship containing 250,000 bottles of whisky sank during WWII outside Eriskay, The Outer Hebrides, in bad weather. You can imagine the rest of the story… or watch it! You have two editions of the film: the first released in 1949 and the second which was presented this year at the EIFF.
#4 The Railway man
A former British Army officer, who was tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II, discovers that the man responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him. (IMDb.com)
Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman and – most importantly – St. Monans, St. Andrews, Perth and Edinburgh!
#5 Shell (2012)
Shell is a Scottish drama film telling the story of Chloe a 17-year-old living and working at a petrol station in Scotland. Believe it or not, she wants to fly away from the Highlands.
#6 Rob Roy (1995)
A not too convincing – in my modest opinion – Liam Neeson stars as the renowned Scottish red-haired hero Rob Roy. Worth seeing for the story – if you’re too lazy to look it up and read it – and Tim Roth’s performance – you’ll hate his character, I promise.
#7 Salmon fishing in the Yemen (2011)
A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik’s vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embarks on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible.(IMDb.com)
This is for you, dreamers out there!