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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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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

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
Location Management
Guillermo Flórez Muñiz .... location assistant
Félix Rosell .... location manager
Isaac Viejo .... location assistant
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
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
Yu-Fai Suen .... investors representative
Danis Tanovic .... additional music composed by
Anthony Minghella .... dedicatee
Sydney Pollack .... dedicatee

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Rated R for war violence, disturbing images, language, brief sexuality and nudity
99 min
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Christopher Lee stated in several interviews that due to his age, this film would mark the last time he would accept a lead role.See more »
Mark Walsh:[about the men too gravely wounded] Their own doctor took them outside and killed them.See more »


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29 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
If you think there are too many anti-war films out there, think again!, 25 March 2010
Author: kodpropalogfudbalera from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Being a fan of Danis Tanovic's films, I couldn't wait to see his third movie „Triage". I finally watched it last night, of course, a pirated copy of the film, which still did not spoil the film for me, not even one bit. The reason why I mention these technicalities is basically just to say that not even poor sound quality compounded by a frustrating inability to appreciate fully the whole atmospheric environment that Danovic creates for the viewers with much finesse and eye for detail, takes away from the fact that this is simply a film worth watching. I tend to think that movie aficionado from the third world, being forced to choose between watching pirated copies of films that never make it to the local cinemas and not watching them at all, are actually watching these films stripped of all their non-essential elements. If the movie passes this test, I think it can be safely said that everyone's time, the film crew's time and the audience's time has been used to a good effect.

Before seeing it, I knew that the movie was about a photographer going to the war zone. That alone would have been enough for me to decide against spending 99 minutes of my otherwise super exciting life on it had someone else directed it. I say this because I myself watched them take photos of people running for their lives in the streets of Sarajevo. I vividly remember one of them taking a photo of a woman running over the stretch of the road that was exposed to sniper fire with canisters in her hands unsuspecting that having reached safety she would start hitting him full force with those canisters out of sheer frustration. On the one hand, it's not like he could have asked for her consent to be photographed in not too dignified a pose. On the other hand, one may say that being too preoccupied with survival she is not even remotely thinking at that moment about how this and no other photo may turn out to be the most symbolic of her plight. Not to digress too far, Colin Farrel's character in the movie and his best friend are off to Kurdistan to capture with their cameras yet another offensive in the two centuries long history of warfare in that country. This is the land where the situation spinned out of control long time ago. These are the people who live out their existence stripped of any real choices. It is this lack of choice and the bravery with which ordinary men like Dr Talzani and Cristopher Lee's character face it that form important aspects of this anti-war film that is so much more than that. As for Mark Walsh (Colin Farrel), his drama is taken to the extreme, probably the extremest I've seen on film recently. I will stop here in order not to spoil the film for those of you who may read this and haven't seen it yet.

Finally, let me briefly respond to some of the criticism leveled against „Triage". In some comments it is said that it should have been shot in Kurdistan with more Kurds in it to add to its authenticity. Well, production-dictated requirements aside, „No Man's Land" was shot in Slovenia and it does not take away from the movie's authenticity. Besides, he wants his movies to be universal, hence the references to different places across the globe in this movie. As for the comment about the relationship between characters being strained and used solely for the purpose of delivering big lines, I must say that I did not detect that strain while watching the movie and though it may be because of the poor sound quality of the pirated copy, I'm more inclined to attribute it to Tanovic's habit of using dialogue as if he was staging a play and not directing a film. To those who call him an amateur, Tanovic so far worked with Katrin Cartlidge, Miki Manojlovic, Emannuele Beart, Branko Djuric, Colin Farrel, is friends with great film-makers such as Mike Leigh, made his three feature films in three different languages and won positive acclaim at big international film festivals. I rest my case.

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