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Triage (2009) More at IMDbPro »

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Triage -- After being badly injured on assignment, battle-scarred photojournalist Mark Walsh (Colin Farrell) returns home from Kurdistan without his friend and colleague David (Jamie Sives). Unable to cope with the horrors he experienced, Mark begins to fall a
Triage -- The wife of a photojournalist sets out to discover why he came home from a recent assignment without his colleague.
Triage -- The wife of a photojournalist (Farrell) sets out to discover why he came home from a recent assignment without his colleague.


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13 November 2009 (Spain) See more »
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Colin Farrell ... Mark Walsh

Jamie Sives ... David

Paz Vega ... Elena Morales

Kelly Reilly ... Diane

Branko Djuric ... Dr. Talzani

Mozaffar Shafeie ... Talzani's Assitant
Kae Bahar ... Wounded Man (as Karzan Sherabayani)

Luis Callejo ... Pesh Merga Commander

Alex Spijksma ... Pesh Merga Sergeant (as Alejandro Sánchez)

Ian McElhinney ... Ivan

Juliet Stevenson ... Amy
Michelle Hartman ... Nurse

Eileen Walsh ... Dr. Christopher

Nick Dunning ... Dr. Hersbach

Christopher Lee ... Joaquín Morales

Reece Ritchie ... Boy in Beirut
Dada Ashi ... Ugandan Woman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sandra Ni Bhroin ... Staff Nurse Marion Picard

Myia Elliott ... Stewardess (uncredited)
Paco Escribano ... Wounded Man (uncredited)
Gail Fitzpatrick ... Neighbour Lady (uncredited)
Conor O'Gorman ... Party Goer (uncredited)

Directed by
Danis Tanovic 
Writing credits
Danis Tanovic (written by)

Scott Anderson (book)

Produced by
Tim Baish .... co-producer
Marc Baschet .... producer
Mariela Besuievsky .... co-producer
Colin Farrell .... executive producer
Simon Fawcett .... executive producer
Tim Haslam .... executive producer
Susan Holmes .... production executive
Cédomir Kolar .... producer (as Cedomir Kolar)
Alan Moloney .... producer
Susan Mullen .... co-producer
Patrick O'Donoghue .... line producer
Mark Brooke .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Lucio Godoy 
Cinematography by
Seamus Deasy (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Francesca Calvelli 
Gareth Young 
Casting by
Nina Gold 
Production Design by
Derek Wallace 
Art Direction by
Michael Higgins 
Costume Design by
Lorna Marie Mugan 
Makeup Department
Lorraine Brennan .... hair stylist
Christophe Chabenet .... special effects art director
Cecilia Escot .... makeup artist
Lorraine Glynn .... key hair stylist
Susana Sánchez .... makeup designer
Production Management
Yousaf Bokhari .... unit production manager
Sacha Guttenstein .... post-production supervisor
Clare Kavanagh .... post-production supervisor
Helen Martí Donoghue .... unit manager (as Helen Marti Donoghue)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tony Aherne .... first assistant director
Jim Corr .... third assistant director: additional photography
Denis Fitzpatrick .... third assistant director: Ireland
Mike Hayes .... trainee assistant director
Virginia Maillo .... assistant director runner
Emilio Martínez-Borso .... third assistant director
Jairo Murray .... second assistant director
Flynn Von Kleist .... trainee assistant director (stand-in)
Art Department
Sarah Carroll .... art department assistant
June Connon .... changehand props
Rubén Delgado .... props
Frederic Fabrega .... art department assistant
Richard Fábrega .... set designer assistant
Jules Harris .... second stand-by props
Paul Hedges .... set dresser
Judith Hynes .... assistant art director
Dave Kinsella .... dressing prop
Domingo Merino .... props
Ian Murray .... hod rigger
John Neligan .... set buyer
Aitana Ozaeta .... assistant property master
Luis Pastor .... property master
Marion Picard .... prop buyer
Ángel Sarrión .... dressing props
Sound Department
Juan Ramon Castaño .... sound assistant
Alan Collins .... sound facility director: ardmore sound
Brendan Deasy .... sound
Caoimhe Doyle .... foley artist
John Fitzgerald .... adr recordist
John Fitzgerald .... sound re-recording mixer
Samir Foco .... sound designer
Samir Foco .... supervising sound editor
Brendan Geaney .... adr editor
Aza Hand .... foley editor
Fionn Higgins .... dialogue editor
Eoghan McDonnell .... foley assistant
Jean McGrath .... foley recordist
Conor O'Toole .... boom operator
Sean O'Toole .... sound trainee
Special Effects by
Eva Garcia-Tapia Pradoux .... special effects assistant
Sebastien Labreuil .... senior special effects technician: pyrotechnics
Pascal Molina .... special effects supervisor
Rodrigo Valverde .... special effects first assistant
Visual Effects by
Andy Clarke .... digital compositor
Richard Bradshaw .... stunt driver
Peter Dillon .... stunt performer
Robin Earle .... stunt rigger
Donal O'Farrell .... stunt coordinator
Donal O'Farrell .... stunt double
Gary Robinson .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Águeda Balogh .... second assistant camera
Ciarán Barry .... camera operator
Patricia Bernaldo de Quirós .... camera loader
Sean Cahill .... electrician
Diego Campos .... genny operator
Robert Flood .... camera trainee (as Robert Hallinan Flood)
Lia Giralt .... electrician
Laura Martínez .... grip
Fernando Matas .... first assistant camera
Philip Murphy .... key grip
Ian Murray .... stand-by rigger (as Ian Vincent Murray)
Alex Narváez .... electrician
Xavier Sarasa .... gaffer
Daniel Sánchez .... video assistant
Dejan Vekic .... still photographer
Rick Woollard .... steadicam operator
David Sevilla .... camera trainee (uncredited)
Casting Department
Jorge Guardado .... extras casting assistant
Yaël Moreno .... extras casting
Robert Sterne .... casting assistant
Rose Wicksteed .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Patch Corcoran .... key costumer
Elisabeth Martirena .... key costume breakdown artist
Dolores Medina .... head costume cutter
Leticia Palomares .... costume assistant
Usue Peña .... costume assistant
Jose Ruiz .... assistant costume designer
Jose Ruiz .... costume assistant
Ger Scully .... costume supervisor: Ireland
Cristina Sopeña .... costume supervisor: Spain
Cathy Young .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Emanuela Di Giunta .... assistant editor
Michael Higgins .... digital intermediate assistant
Eugene McCrystal .... colorist
Music Department
Dario Eskenazi .... orchestrator
Samir Foco .... music editor
Gustavo Gini .... orchestrator
Juan Pablo González Saccone .... music mixer
Juan Pablo González Saccone .... music recording engineer
Roberto Morlán .... assistant music scoring engineer
Ian Neil .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Mercedes Barbod .... transportation captain
Benko Benkov .... driver
Paul Cullen .... transportation captain: Ireland
Francisco Rojo Villada .... transport facilities
Other crew
Renee Burke .... script supervisor
Lisa Byrne .... assistant production coordinator
Jo Cameron Brown .... dialogue coach
Mónica Torres Carretero .... production runner
Ruth Carter .... development executive
Aoife Cassidy .... production coordinator
Nuria Martín Chucrel .... production runner
Juan Antonio Clemente .... assistant to location manager
Ruth Coady .... post production assistant to Alan Moloney
Fiona Conlon-McKenna .... production assistant
Tadhg Conway .... epk cameraman
Niall Delaney .... production accountant
Pablo Dávila .... graphic designer
Emer Fitzpatrick .... assistant accountant
Guillermo Flórez Muñiz .... location assistant
Brendan Gunn .... dialogue coach
Nora Henderson .... extras coordinator
Susan Holmes .... production executive
Luis Iborra Miralles .... assistant: locations
Asia Jarzyna .... production coordinator
Antía León Castro .... basecamp manager
Kati Martí Donoghue .... assistant production coordinator
Mary Kay McCoy .... dialogue coach
John McKenna .... armorer
Isabelle Neron .... production office assistant
Ante Novakovic .... assistant: Colin Farrell
Félix Rosell .... location manager
Danis Tanovic .... additional music composed by
Isaac Viejo .... location assistant
Anthony Minghella .... dedicatee
Sydney Pollack .... dedicatee

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Rated R for war violence, disturbing images, language, brief sexuality and nudity
99 min
Aspect Ratio:
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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 »
Joaquín Morales:You know you sleep very peacefully, theres not a movement, not a wrinkle in your face, just like a baby.
Mark Walsh:Thats a good thing isn't it?
Joaquín Morales:No. If you were thrashing about and muttering to yourself it would mean a problem is close by. But peacefullness, in a grown man, that is not a good sign.
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76 out of 131 people found the following review useful.
Great story, poorly done..., 12 September 2009
Author: penandpaper52 from Canada

Firstly, let me just say that the TIFF audience did seem to like it and they responded well to it. There were quite a few moments of light humour that were enjoyed and the Q&A session revealed that a lot of people truly were touched by the movie.

Next, let me say that the story was quite powerful. The character played by Farrel was developed and real. It would be hard not to be emotionally effected by this film, and it would be hard not to leave with something to think about.

Unfortunately, a great story and a great character don't make for a great movie. While many of the scenes were spectacular and a lot of the dialogue worked quite well, on a whole the film didn't do its story justice. It actually felt, much of the time, as if I were watching the subplot of another film. In fact, if you've watched enough war films you'll probably find that this movie WAS the subplot to many of those films. That alone doesn't equal a bad film, but it does make it more challenging for the film to hold its own. That didn't happen. Farrel's character--due to his acting as well as the writer/director's desire to explore that type of character--was fine through and through, but the characters around him all tended to speak their lines solely for the purposes of advancing Farrel's character, or to push out a philosophy of war. To illustrate this, just pay attention to the scene in which we're introduced to the grandfather, Christopher Lee's character. That scene introduces a whole back story and turbulent relationship that has nothing to do with anything... it was just pinned on the story awkwardly so as to justify a powerful speech in which he defended his questionable actions in a long-ago war. Well, that's pretty much what the rest of the story felt like. And the payoff wasn't great. It ended mostly how you expect it will end, and gives a message we've heard from a thousand other films.

So, again, if I had the option, I'd give this story a 9/10. The execution of the story remains a 6.

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