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Trance (1998)

 -  Horror  -  24 July 1999 (Japan)
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An alcoholic American couple travel to the UK with their son so he can meet his grandmother but they walk in on their crazed uncle who is in the midst of reviving a centuries-old Druid witch.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rachel O'Rourke ...
Alice
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Mrs. Ferriter
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Nora / Niamh
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Jim
Sinead Dolan ...
Nora's Mother
Raina Feig ...
Young Nora
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The Doctor
Jeffrey Goldschrafe ...
Jim, Jr.
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Bartender
Paul Ferriter ...
Joe / Niamh's Iron Age Lover
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Niamh Dolan ...
Iron Age Niamh
David Geary ...
Nora's Father
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Sean
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Anlo
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As with Almereyda's previous films, this one deals with a gothic subject in a modern context. Lushly filmed it concerns an alcoholic womans return to her Irish roots, only to turn into a film about a woman whose soul is desired by a 1000 year old witch. Written by Anonymous

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Evil sleeps, but never dies.

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Rated R for strong sexuality/nudity, language and vampire violence | See all certifications »
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24 July 1999 (Japan)  »

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Michael Almereyda's The Mummy  »

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When the girl cuts her throat near the end, the wound is clearly already there before she slices it. Additionally, she does not slice it directly where the wound is. See more »

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Alice: In the beginning of the world, the earth and the sky were one creature, and it was the hardest thing to tear them apart. They loved each other so much. And that's why it rains. Because the earth and the sky are always trying to get back together. Mrs. Ferriter told me that, after my mother died, a long time ago, before I met Nora and Jim.
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Don't bother....
6 July 2001 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

I watched 'Trance' on the strength of Almereyda's arty vampire flick 'Nadja' and the presence of Christopher Walken, a great favourite of mine. I shouldn't have bothered. The movie starts off interestingly enough with the New York sequences, and the all-too-brief appearance of the late Jason Miller ('The Exorcist'/'The Ninth Configuration'), but as soon as they hit Ireland, it all goes rapidly downhill.

To add insult to injury, Walken's role is basically nothing more than a glorified cameo! Bigger than 'Sleepy Hollow' say, nothing to get your teeth into. I've liked Jared Harris in the past, in 'Happiness' and yes, 'Nadja', but he's quite poor in places here, as is the main female lead who I wasn't familiar with.

Overall, mediocre and unsuccessful in holding your attention. I actually nodded off at one stage, which is always a warning sign! A major disappointment when compared with the potential Almereyda showed with 'Nadja'. Even 'Cherry 2000' is better!!


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