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Shell Shock (2009)
"Triage" (original title)

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The wife of a photojournalist sets out to discover why he came home from a recent assignment without his colleague.

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Elena Morales
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Diane
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Dr. Talzani
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Talzani's Assitant
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Wounded Man (as Karzan Sherabayani)
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Ivan
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Amy
Michelle Hartman ...
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Dr. Christopher
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Dr. Hersbach
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Joaquín Morales
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Mark and David are best friends, photo journalists going from war to war. In the spring of 1988, they're in Kurdistan, at an isolated mountain clinic, waiting for an offensive. David's had enough - he wants to go home to Dublin to his pregnant wife. He leaves, with Mark promising to follow in a few days. A week or so later, Mark's home after being wounded, but David's not been heard from. Mark's slow recovery and uncharacteristic behavior alarm his girlfriend, Elena, who asks her grandfather, a Spanish psychologist, to come to Dublin to help. Are there things the carefree and detached journalist is bottling up? Is he a casualty of war? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for war violence, disturbing images, language, brief sexuality and nudity | See all certifications »

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At the age of 86, actor Christopher Lee had to learn more lines of dialogue for his role in "Triage" than for any other film he has done before. His career spanned more than 60 years and over 300 film and TV productions. See more »

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Dr. Talzani: [Examines Mark's injuries] You took quite a jolt, but you're not paralysed. And it seems there are no broken bones. Legs will be the biggest problem. That's always the case.
[sighs]
Dr. Talzani: Legs, legs legs... for every arm I've amputated up here I've probably taken ten legs. Strange, isn't it? Human legs are just not designed for modern war.
[Long pause: Talzani gives Mark a yellow tag]
Dr. Talzani: Take it easy. Get some rest.
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A Must-See
4 April 2011 | by (Santa Fe, NM) – See all my reviews

I was very moved by this film. I loved the pacing, the movement back and forth in time, the many-layered meanings of the word "triage". Colin Farrell's work just gets better and better, he is fast becoming my favorite actor. The camera work is gorgeous too, kudos to the DP.

I'll keep this review short, but suffice it to say, this is a Must-See. Right up there with some other finely wrought journalism/war films, like "Welcome to Sarajevo," and general war films, like John Boorman's "Beyond Rangoon." I'm ordering the book to read and then plan to re-watch the film too. It's not often an author pulls of a great adaptation, but judging from the film, he sure did here.


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