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Possession -- A woman's life is thrown into chaos after a freak car accident sends her husband and brother-in-law into comas. Thrills arrive after the brother-in-law wakes up, thinking he's his brother.
Possession -- Clip: Whispered words
Possession -- Clip: Under hypnosis
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Writers (WGA):
Michael Petroni (screenplay)
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Release Date:
16 July 2009 (Portugal) See more »
Tagline:
Love possesses us See more »
Plot:
A woman's life is thrown into chaos after a freak car accident sends her husband and brother-in-law into comas. Thrills arrive after the brother-in-law wakes up, thinking he's his brother. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Okay as a drama but a disappointing drama thriller See more (20 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Jess

Lee Pace ... Roman

Michael Landes ... Ryan

Tuva Novotny ... Casey

Chelah Horsdal ... Miranda
Dhirendra ... Dr. Rajan
Paul Jarrett ... Psychiatrist

William B. Davis ... Dr. Creane

Veena Sood ... Dr. Katz
Peter Bryant ... Detective Mills
Jörgen Sandell ... Detective #2
Donna Yamamoto ... Nurse
Suzanne Bastien ... Registrar
Mark Louie ... Paramedic #1

Michael Jonsson ... Paramedic #2 (as Michael Johnson)
Mike Wasko ... Male Nurse
Nancy Bell ... Elderly Park Woman
Roger Allford ... Elderly Park Man
Jan Bos ... Mailman
Steve Archer ... Emergency Doctor

David Lewis ... Father David

Angela Moore ... ICU Nurse
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Drew Scott ... Chris (uncredited)

Directed by
Joel Bergvall 
Simon Sandquist 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Michael Petroni (screenplay)

Won-mi Byun (screenplay Jungdok) (as Byun Won-Mi) &
Min-ho Song (screenplay Jungdok) (as Song Min-Ho)

Jae-yong Gwak (adaptation) (as Gwak Jae-Yong)

Produced by
Alexander Yves Brunner .... executive producer (as Alexander Brunner)
Doug Davison .... producer
Guy East .... producer
Bradley Jenkel .... executive producer (as Brad Jenkel)
Choon-yeon Lee .... co-producer (as Lee Chun-Yeon)
Roy Lee .... producer
Sonny Mallhi .... executive producer
Moo-seung Park .... executive producer (as Park Moo-seung)
Nigel Sinclair .... producer
Shawn Williamson .... line producer
Bob Yari .... producer
 
Original Music by
Andreas Alfredsson  (as Andreas Alfredsson Grube)
Christian Sandquist  (as Cristian Sandquist)
 
Cinematography by
Gregory Middleton (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Robb Sullivan 
 
Casting by
Lindsey Hayes Kroeger 
David Rapaport  (as David H. Rapaport)
Maureen Webb 
 
Production Design by
Douglas Higgins 
 
Art Direction by
Cheryl Marion 
 
Set Decoration by
Tedd Kuchera 
 
Costume Design by
Katia Stano 
 
Makeup Department
Anji Bemben .... key hair stylist
David DeLeon .... makeup artist: Sarah Michelle Gellar (as David De Leon)
Bronwyn Dubrulle .... first assistant hair stylist (as Bronwyn J. Dubrulle)
Todd McIntosh .... makeup department head
Tamar Ouziel .... makeup artist: day player
C.J. Wills .... first assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Buddy Enright .... senior vice president of physical production: Yari Film Group
Brendan Ferguson .... production manager
Jill Greenblatt .... post-production manager: Yari Film Group
Adam Park .... post-production executive: Yari Film Group
John Portnoy .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Karin Behrenz .... third assistant director
Glenn Bottomley .... second assistant director
John McKeown .... first assistant director
Tammy Tamkin .... trainee assistant director
 
Art Department
Behjat Benham .... on-set lead dresser (as Behjet Benam)
Mark Chinque .... construction foreman
David Dowling .... property master
Robin Driscoll .... paint coordinator
Les Ford .... playback animator
Paul Goodwin .... set dresser
Rose Goronzy .... buyer
Wes Hamby .... assistant property master (as Wesley Hamby)
Salmon Harris .... storyboard artist
Allan Holmes .... set dresser
Brian Jennings .... paint foreman
Barry Kemp .... assistant set decorator
Patrick Latarius .... construction coordinator
Anne-Marie Leidl .... graphic designer
Brant Lindroos .... lead dresser
Spencer Louttit .... assistant property master
Natalie Michalchyshyn .... construction buyer
Guy Miller .... set dresser
Bill Morrill .... location lead carpenter
Suzie Schultz .... art department coordinator (as Suzi Schultz)
Slava Shmakin .... art department assistant
Michael Watson .... lead painter (as Mike Watson)
 
Sound Department
Jeremy Balko .... adr mixer
Robert Dehn .... assistant sound editor
Robert Dehn .... sound studio manager
Peter Franck .... assistant sound editor
Jason Gaya .... sound recordist (as Jason 'Frenchie' Gaya)
Lukasz Grzegorzewski .... sound editor
William Hedegard .... assistant sound editor
Bev Hutter .... sound assistant
Houston King .... sound facility assistant
Richard Kitting .... sound recordist (as Richard 'Tricky' Kitting)
Anders Kwarnmark .... dialogue editor
Anders Kwarnmark .... foley editor
Anders Kwarnmark .... sound editor
Karin Janson Kwarnmark .... assistant sound editor (as Karin Janson-Kwarnmark)
Robert McDonagh .... boom operator
Ulf Olausson .... foley artist
Daryl Powell .... sound mixer
Daniel Saxlid .... dialogue editor
Daniel Saxlid .... sound designer
Daniel Saxlid .... sound editor
Hanna Saxlid .... sound facility assistant
David Silverin .... foley recordist
Jonathan Wales .... sound re-recording mixer
David Weisberg .... adr mixer
 
Special Effects by
Dan Cervin .... special effects assistant
Garnet Harry .... buyer
Dar Hicks .... on-set supervisor
Eric Lemay .... fabricator
Al Waldron .... lead fabricator
Joel Whist .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
R. Edward Black .... Inferno artist: Encore Hollywood (as Edward Black)
Christopher R. Bradley .... lead effects artist: Luma Pictures (as Chris Bradley)
Alexandre Cancado .... digital compositor: Luma Pictures
Vincent Cirelli .... visual effects supervisor: Luma Pictures
Kevin Curtin .... production assistant: Luma Pictures
Chad Dombrova .... lead lighting & pipeline technical director: Luma Pictures
Jaime Fortuno-Lavin .... Inferno artist: Encore Hollywood
John R. Hazzard .... animator: Luma Pictures (as John Hazzard)
Brent Hensarling .... senior systems administrator: Luma Pictures
Linus Hoglin .... compositor: The Chimney Pot (as Linus Höglin)
Cajun Hylton .... lead model/texture artist: Luma Pictures
Fredrik Höglin .... compositor: The Chimney Pot
Tim Jacobsen .... visual effects producer: Encore Hollywood
Justin Johnson .... digital effects supervisor: Luma Pictures
Henric Larsson .... visual effects supervisor: The Chimney Pot
Jason Locke .... 3D tracker: Luma Pictures
Valy Lungoccia .... roto/paint artist: Luma Pictures
Artin Matousian .... systems administrator: Luma Pictures
Artin Matousian .... technical director: Luma Pictures
Robert Minshall .... Inferno artist: Encore Hollywood
Glenn Morris .... visual effects producer: Luma Pictures
Ashok Nayar .... visual effects coordinator: Luma Pictures
Ben Neall .... lead texture/model artist: Luma Pictures
Fredrik Nord .... compositor: The Chimney Pot
Pavel Pranevsky .... CG supervisor: Luma Pictures
Pimentel A. Raphael .... lead animator: Luma Pictures (as Raphael Pimentel)
Christopher Sage .... lead environment artist: Luma Pictures
Payam Shohadai .... senior visual effects supervisor: Luma Pictures
Joey Sila .... digital compositor: Luma Pictures
Jared Simeth .... digital compositor: Luma Pictures
Thanapoom Siripopungul .... roto/paint artist: Luma Pictures
Doug Spilatro .... Inferno artist: Encore Hollywood
Steven Swanson .... visual effects supervising producer: Luma Pictures
Bruce Turner .... location visual effects supervisor
James Waterson .... digital compositor: Luma Pictures
Evan Wischik .... general manager: Luma Pictures
Jason Yanofsky .... lead lighter: Luma Pictures
 
Stunts
Krista Bell .... stunt double: Sarah Michelle Gellar
Kim Honey Burnett .... stunt double (as Kim Haney)
Mike Carpenter .... stunt double: lee pace
Jon Kralt .... stunt driver
Scott Nicholson .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dave Askey .... key grip (as David Askey)
Yves Bernadet .... lamp operator (as Yves Bernadette)
Marty Coady .... best boy grip
Ken Decker .... generator operator
John Dekker .... gaffer
Glen A. Dickson .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Glen Dickson)
Mike Draaijers .... rigging electric
Nova Hanen .... grip
Sean M. Harding .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Sean Harding)
John Harkin .... lead man set up (as John Harkins)
Chris Helcermanas-Benge .... still photographer
Randy A. Jablonka .... lamp operator (as Randy Jablonka)
David Kershaw .... dolly grip: "a" camera
David W. Leblanc .... lamp operator (as Dave LeBlanc)
Carl Leveque .... rigging grip
Michael Mayo .... rigging gaffer (as Mike Mayo)
Robert Musnicki .... additional still photographer
Clint Paglaro .... video coordinator
Darren Robertson .... video coordinator
Jean-Marc Saldini .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Jean Marc Saldini)
Ian Seabrook .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Andrew Towson .... best boy electric
Michelle Turcott .... camera trainee
Jim Van Dijk .... camera operator: "a" camera
Tyler Woeste .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Jim Van Dijk .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Carmen Amos .... casting assistant
Colleen Bolton .... casting: Canada (as Colleen Rogers)
Sandra-Ken Freeman .... extras casting
Alicia Scott .... extras casting associate
Maureen Webb .... casting: Canada
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Patti Bishop .... assistant costume designer
Luisa Dalmagro .... truck costumer
Mandy Hayes .... costumer: prep
Tina-Jane Krohn .... costumer: prep (as Tina Krohn)
Christina Petford .... truck costumer
Tyler Tone .... costume set supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Dan Aguilar .... conform artist: Encore Hollywood
Robert Berman .... additional assistant editor
Todd Busch .... assistant editor
Gareth Cook .... colorist: Encore Hollywood
Jose Del Villar .... conform assistant: Encore Hollywood
David Feldman .... digital intermediate producer: Encore Hollywood
Jennifer Godin .... post-production coordinator (as Jenn Godin)
Ben Hasler .... post-production coordinator: Yari Film Group
John Karian .... color timer
Joan Malloch .... post-production coordinator
Alex Ott .... post-production coordinator: Yari Film Group
Justin Sanchez .... digital intermediate data I/O: Encore Hollywood
Ron South .... additional assistant editor
J. Bretton Truett .... conform artist: Encore Hollywood (as Brett Truett)
 
Music Department
Karin Ancker .... musician: strings, Stockholm Strings
Johanna Dahl .... musician: strings, Stockholm Strings
Hanna Ekström .... musician: strings, Stockholm Strings
Richard Glasser .... music executive: Yari Film Group
Anders Jonsson .... musician: strings, Stockholm Strings
Anna Landberg-Dager .... musician: strings, Stockholm Strings (as Anna Dager)
Susanne Larsson .... assistant: The Stiff Twins
Martin Mårtensson .... musician: strings, Stockholm Strings
Viktoria Mårtensson .... musician: strings, Stockholm Strings
Caj Müller .... music studio coordinator
Malin-My Nilsson .... musician: strings, Stockholm Strings
Anna-Karin Reuterhäll .... musician: strings, Stockholm Strings
Nora Roll .... musician: strings, Stockholm Strings
Fredrik Sarhagen .... music mixer
Joel Sill .... music consultant
Jonas Wall .... musician: saxophone
Ulrika Westerberg .... musician: strings, Stockholm Strings
Alice Wood .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Peggy Archibald .... driver: hair/make-up
Don Davey .... transport co-captain
Paul deBourcier .... driver: special effects (as Paul Debourcier)
Scott Delaplace .... driver: cable truck
Dave Greenbaum .... driver: construction
Gary Horn .... driver: starwagon
Clif Kosterman .... transportation coordinator
Michael Morpurgo .... driver: camera truck (as Michael 'Brownie' Morpurgo)
Carlos Nickel .... driver: cast
Carrie O'Bray .... transport captain
Martin Walker .... driver: honeywagon
 
Other crew
Laura Alfieri .... product placement: crew
Len Antonation .... assistant chef: Cinema Scenes
Paul Archer .... assistant chef: Cinema Scenes
Tobin Armbrust .... production executive
Paula Arnspiger .... assistant: Mr. Sinclair
Laura Atkins .... post-production accountant: Post Accountants, Inc.
Chad Barager .... first assistant production coordinator
Bob Bedard .... head chef
Shehene Bedran .... security
Howard Behar .... production finance counsel
Elizabeth A. Bell .... senior vice president: general counsel, Yari Film Group
Vitomir Bogdanovic .... locations production assistant (as Mike Bogdanovic)
Christina Born .... insurance broker: AON/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services
Dennis Brown .... chief financial officer: Yari Film Group
Michelle Cates .... assistant: Mr. Brunner, Spitfire Pictures
Chris Charters .... security captain (as Chris Charter)
June Christopher .... adr loop group
Deborah Cohen .... office production assistant
David Costello .... locations production assistant
Steve Cummins .... paralegal: Yari Film Group
Rebecca Perry Cutter .... assistant: Mr. Enright, Yari Film Group (as Rebecca Cutter)
Dana Dubé .... animal supplier (as Dana Dube)
Arthur Evrensel .... production counsel: Canada, Heenan Blaikie
Farnaz Fahid .... assistant to Mr. Glasser
Les Ford .... computer playback designer
Ken Friss .... script supervisor
Kelli Gillam .... post-production accountant: Post Accountants, Inc.
David Glasser .... chief creative officer: Yari Film Group
Sharmila Gokel .... assistant: Mr. Brown, Yari Film Group
Kate Goldberg .... assistant: Mr Mallhi
Stephanie Herbert .... second assistant production coordinator
Carol Hocking .... production accountant
Bridget Hoffman .... adr loop group
Ben Holden .... creative executive: Spitfire Pictures
Aaron Houston .... assistant to producer
Joel Hurley .... location scout
David Hutkin .... production financing: Imperial Capital Bank
William J. Immerman .... chief operating officer: Yari Film Group
Lorraine Jamison .... unit publicist
Keely Johnson .... assistant production accountant: payroll
Krista Kelloway .... assistant to producer
Ashley Kravitz .... script clearances: Cleared By Ashley
Natalie Lapointe .... assistant: Mr. Bergvall and Mr. Sandquist (as Natalie LaPointe)
Rob Larson .... key wrangler
Jennifer Lewis .... trainee location manager
Jillian Longnecker .... assistant: Mr. Ambrust, Spitfire Pictures
Margo MacPherson .... assistant: Mr. Williamson
Dwane McIsaac .... chef: Cinema Scenes (as Dwayne MacIsaac)
Arianne Meade .... product placement: crew
Scott Menville .... adr loop group
Linda L. Miller .... production executive: Yari Film Group (as Linda Miller)
Julie Milstead .... assistant: Mr. Yari
Susan Muir .... completion guarantor: Film Finances, Inc.
Robert Musnicki .... photo double
Robert Musnicki .... stand-in
Bob Neill .... adr loop group
Casey Nelson-Zutter .... assistant location manager
Malee Nerenhausen .... production executive: Yari Film Group
Buckley Norris .... insurance broker: AON/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services
Carly Norris .... assistant: Mr. Davison and Mr. Lee
Nicole Oguchi .... production coordinator (as Nicole Shizuka Oguchi)
Michelle Reed .... assistant: Mr. Immerman, Yari Film Group
Derrick Rodger .... production assistant
Alex Rosario .... security
Darren Shmyr .... craft service
Darren Shmyr .... first aid
Georgia Simon .... adr loop group
Kimberly Simpson .... assistant: Ms. Bell, Yari Film Group
Cherie Smid .... animal trainer
Chris Smith .... locations production assistant
Louise Smith .... assistant production accountant: A.P.
Eylem Sonmez .... assistant: Vancouver
Eylem Sonmez .... clearance coordinator
Skip Stellrecht .... adr loop group
Bernd Stephan .... controller: yari film group
Adam M. Stone .... product placement: Stone Management, Inc. (as Adam Stone)
Cat Stone .... product placement: Stone Management, Inc.
Kimberly Stoner .... assistant: Mr. Yari
Natalie Sutcliffe .... on-set location liaison
Thierry Tanguy .... location manager
Jessica Terrowski .... clerk (as Jessica Ternowski)
Greg Trattner .... completion guarantor: Film Finances, Inc. (as Gregory Trattner)
Jeff Turko .... security
C.J. Vranca .... vp of business affairs
Susan Wallis .... insurance broker: AON/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services
Daniella Wells .... assistant: Ms. Gellar
Jarin Rossiter .... business & legal affairs (uncredited)
 

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Also Known As:
"Shuffle 2: Exchange" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for violence, disturbing images, some sexuality and language
Runtime:
USA:85 min | Argentina:85 min
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Trivia:
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Lee Pace became good friends while filming. Together, they later attended the "Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy," Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.See more »
Quotes:
Jessica:[trailer] He knows things about me. Things he couldn't possibly know. You really beleive that a soul could leave its body?See more »
Movie Connections:
Remake of Addicted (2002)See more »
Soundtrack:
Saving My LoveSee more »

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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Okay as a drama but a disappointing drama thriller, 14 April 2010
Author: paul david from United Kingdom

I may review this report after watching the film a second time. this time around, I was most disappointed, expecting from the DVD sleeve promotion and the very title of the film, a demonic horror thriller. No such thing.

Another love triangle involving a young woman and two brothers, this is a soppy sentimental love story but I can see where people are coming from in thinking the husband Ryan has possessed the soul of his brother as a result of the accident. they could have fed off the recent film 'Brothers' which had a war topic to the story and although not great, delivered the goods. this film doesn't.

There is no real drama or horror in this movie and the ending is macabre to say the least. The acting is below standard even from the leading lady and the script is poor, the story told with so slow a pace it was excruciating.

Checking IMDb, there are quite a few films by the same title and it was difficult at first to identify the correct film on which to post the review.

There have been some very sensible and to the point comments by previous commentators about this movie. it remains to be seen whether I revise this review after a second viewing.

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