Under the Volcano: 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.
Released: June 12, 1984
Runtime: 112 mins
Actors: Albert Finney Anthony Andrews Carlos Riquelme Eleazar Garcia Jr Emilio Fernández Günter Meisner Hugo Stiglitz Ignacio López Tarso Isabel Vázquez ‘La Chichimeca’ Jacqueline Bisset James Villiers Jose Rene Ruiz Katy Jurado Mário Arevalo Ramiro Ramírez Roberto Sosa Rodolfo De Alexandre Salvador Sánchez Sergio Calderón