1983 ( UK ) ( Comedy, Drama )
Starring: Burt Lancaster, Peter Riegert, Fulton Mackay
Director: Bill Forsyth
Up-and-coming Houston oil executive “Mac” MacIntyre (Peter Riegert) gets more than he bargained for when a seemingly simple business trip to Scotland changes his outlook on life. Sent by his colorful boss (Burt Lancaster) to the small village of Ferness, Mac is looking to quickly buy out the townspeople so his company can build a new refinery. But after a taste of country life Mac begins to question whether he is on the right side of this transaction.
Here is a small film to treasure, a loving, funny, absolutely disarming comedy that focuses on human behaviour and character eccentricities in a small Scottish village.