Absinthe on the Silver Screen

AlfieAlfie (2004)

Director: Charles Shyer
Genre: Romantic Comedy
The main character is a chauffeur called Alfie (Jude Law), who devoted his life to seducing women with the help of his charming British accent and perfect body. In the movie he is being enticed himself by a woman (Susan Sarandon). The believed aphrodisiac effect is played up as her weapon.

Black BooksBlack Books (2000-2004)

Director: Dylan Moran
Genre: Comedy
Bernard Black scorns customers, in particular those who are fond of reading and like to buy books. Nevertheless, he has his own bookshop. Other characters in the movie are Fran – Bernard’s best friend, and Manny – a guy, working for Bernard in the book store. In ‘The Big Lockout’ episode of the series Manny gets locked up in the store and drinks a whole bottle of absinthe for there is no water available.

Bright Young ThingsBright Young Things (2003)

Director: Stephen Fry
Genre: Comedy/ Drama
The events take place in the 1930’s in London. The main characters are a young novelist and his lover. A company of bored young ‘party animals’ spend their time chilling out, consuming absinthe and getting self-obsessed.



CarnivaleCarnivale (2003-2005)

Director: Daniel Knauf
Genre: Drama/ Fantasy/ Thriller
The series takes the audience back to the times of the Great Depression of the 1930’s. A tramp joins a traveling carnival with a blind mentalist called Professor Lodz (Patrick Bauchau), a lady with a beard and Siamese twins. It is the blind seer who consumes absinthe in the movie.

DeceiverDeceiver (1998)

Directors: Jonas and Joshua Pate
Genre: Drama/ Thriller
The main character is Walter Wayland (Tim Roth). He was brought up in the best traditions, graduated from Princeton and now starts running the family textile mill. Sounds perfect. However, not everything goes right. Walter brutally kills a prostitute and, when interrogated, complains of a memory lapse and blames absinthe in the murder.



DraculaDracula (1992)

Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Genre: Horror/ Romance/ Drama
Dracula incites his new wife Mina over a glass of absinthe. He says: “Absinthe is the aphrodisiac of the self. The Green Fairy who lives in the absinthe wants your soul. But you are safe with me.”



From HellFrom Hell (2001)

Directors: Allen and Albert Hughes
Genre: Crime/ Horror
Fred Abberline (Johnny Depp) – a Scotland Yard inspector, as well as an opium addict and a regular absinthe consumer – is trying to find the infamous Ripper, killing prostitutes in Whitechapel in 1888.

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