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Trauma (I) (2004)

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Awaking from a coma to discover his wife has been killed in a car accident, Ben's world may as well have come to an end. A few weeks later, Ben's out of hospital and, attempting to start a ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dermot Murnaghan ...
Newscaster 1
Jamie Owen ...
Newscaster 2
Kirsty Young ...
Newscaster 3
Jamie Cameron ...
Nicola Cunningham ...
Reception Nurse
Paul Rattigan ...
Manor's Voice
Detective Constable Jackson (as Ken Cranham)
Nina Hossain ...
Alison David ...
Lauren Parris


Awaking from a coma to discover his wife has been killed in a car accident, Ben's world may as well have come to an end. A few weeks later, Ben's out of hospital and, attempting to start a new life, he moves home and is befriended by a beautiful young neighbor Charlotte. His life may be turning around but all is not what it seems and, haunted by visions of his dead wife, Ben starts to lose his grip on reality... Written by press release

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Rated R for language and some violent images | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

17 September 2004 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Travma  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£144,148 (UK) (17 September 2004)


£144,148 (UK) (17 September 2004)

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In one of the late scenes in the morgue/basement when Ben is talking to Charlotte the boom mic is clearly visible in the top right of the picture See more »

Crazy Credits

The end of the credits have two unusual cast listings: The first is "Featured Ants" (in order of Appear"ants") which is a list of sixty of so names all beginning with A. This is swiftly followed by another small list of 5 "Stunt Ants". See more »


Referenced in Death Row (2007) See more »

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brilliant film!!
27 August 2004 | by (Manchester, UK) – See all my reviews

I recently saw Trauma at the National Film Theatre in London and loved it, even more than I thought I would. Although there are some scary scenes it is quite far from being a horror film, I'd say it's closer to a psychological drama. The main character, Ben (Colin Firth) wakes up from a coma to find out that his wife has died in a car crash. While he is trying to grieve and get on with his life, the country is mourning the death of a famous singer, Lauren Parris. Slowly but surely Ben loses his grip on reality and doesn't know what he's imagining and what is real. I thought the performances were brilliant and I particularly enjoyed the visuals, for instance images shown very quickly and not really "flowing" which reflected the confusing in Ben's mind.

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