A bizarre journey into the mystical Mexican underworld in 1939, UNDER THE VOLCANO is set during the morbid holiday known as the Day of the Dead--a day on which the souls of the dead spew forth from hell amid the colorful and lively festivities of the village of Cuernavaca. Geoffrey
Firmin (Albert Finney), a former British consul, is there for the celebration, drinking himself to death. The spirit of celebration is alive, but Geoffrey appears lifeless, almost zombielike as he wanders the streets. His former wife, Yvonne (Jacqueline Bisset), arrives, and with the help of
Geoffrey's brother, Hugh (Anthony Andrews), tries to get him away from Mexico to a farm in the US...