A remote island… A shortage of whisky….A ship wreck with a cargo of Uisge Beatha, the water of life.
The inhabitants of a Scottish island try to plunder 50,000 cases of whisky from a nearby stranded ship. A remake of the beloved black and white original film directed by Alexander Mackendrick for Ealing Studios, which was based on the novel by Sir Compton Mackenzie, which itself was based on the real events of 1941 when the S.S. Politician was shipwrecked in the Outer Hebrides leading to a hilarious battle as the wily islanders on nearby Eriskay tried to salvage the huge cargo of whisky on board, enraging the British authorities.
Starring: Eddie Izzard, James Cosmo, Gregor Fisher, Kevin Guthrie, Ellie Kendrick, Naomi Battrick and Sean Biggerstaff. Produced by Iain Maclean and Alan J Wands.
In Scottish cinemas from May 5th 2017 and the rest of the UK, Ireland and the U.S. from May 19th.