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Triage -- After a traumatic, near death experience in Kurdistan, Mark, a battle-scarred war photographer, returns home without his friend and colleague David. As Mark struggles to recover, he reveals the shocking truth behind David's disappearance.
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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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
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
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
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
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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for war violence, disturbing images, language, brief sexuality and nudity
99 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

First released at the Toronto Film Festival in 2009, alongside another of Colin Farrell's movies, Ondine (2009).See more »
Mark Walsh:[about his scars] I fell into a river and got dragged over some rocks.See more »


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28 out of 51 people found the following review useful.
Excellent Psychological War Drama, 27 February 2010
Author: paul david from United Kingdom

this is the third of the 2009 Colin Farrell movies which I have recently following on from Doctor Parnassus and Crazy Heart but this surely is his finest acting performance in a movie to date.

There are many movies of course about war and more recently about Iraq. this is not really an Iraq war story but Colin Farrell does play as a war journalist in Kurdistan and returns from there with a trauma wjhich engrosses the main story of the film.

the film title of TRIAGE is a strange one and requires looking up as to meaning before or after watching the movie. the context of TRIAGE within the movie occurs as i recall in only one actual scene of the film when the Kurdistani Doctor is seen having to play 'God' in order to decide who lives and dies.

Like the American movie 'Brothers', somebody returns from a war-torn drama with a psychological trauma and with a story to tell which is not what the folks back home are expecting. Farrells acting performance is spot on all the way and there are one or two graphic scenes in the film, one near the end, which will definitely make you flinch and probably weep.

overall this is not a powerful film like The Hurt Locker and I disagree with the earlier comment about the Grandfather. He clearly has an important part to play in the movie and Farrell links to all the main characters effortlessly.

Okay it was not filmed in Kurdistan for whatever reason and Kurdistani actors/extra may or may not have been used.

Despite the graphic scenes, I commend this movie for viewing. It is not top notch but it is certainly entertaining.

Would have liked to have seen more focus on the concept of the film title and exploration of issues relating to triage rather than the story which eventually evolved between the character of mark Walsh (Farrell) and his best friend David. I really doubt many people will watch the movie and know what TRIAGE means.

Not on general release anywhere I understand, privileged to watch it on good quality DVD.

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