Ex-criminal Jacob Sternwood is forced to return to London when his son is involved in a heist gone wrong. This gives his nemesis, detective Max Lewinsky, one last chance to catch the man he's always been after.
A fine art auctioneer mixed up with a gang joins forces with a hypnotherapist to recover a lost painting. As boundaries between desire, reality and hypnotic suggestion begin to blur the stakes rise faster than anyone could have anticipated. Written by
Filmed during a break in Danny Boyle's two-year preparation schedule for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The film was edited after the Olympics wrapped. See more »
When Franck steals the painting from Simon in the beginning, he is not wearing gloves. He continues not wearing gloves until he jumps into the yellow plastic tube from the roof. Suddenly he emerges in the dumpster wearing gloves. See more »
[auctioneer is barking prices]
There is a painting, it's by Rembrandt. 'Storm On The Sea Of Galilee', it's called, and he's in it. Old Rembrandt, he's in the painting. He's in there, right in the middle of the storm, looking straight at you. But... you can't see him. And the reason you can't see him is because the painting has been stolen.
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In "Trance", An Art Auctioneer helps steal a painting for a group of criminals in order to pay off his gambling debts... Oh! It also involves hypnosis!
"Trance" is Danny Boyle's newest film, and has an all star cast including: James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson and Vincent Cassel. The film is more of a visual experience rather than a movie experience (which is not a bad thing). The entire film has a trippy, dream like glaze which makes you feel like you are being hypnotized just like the main character Simon, played by James McAvoy. The film is brilliantly directed and uses slick camera movement and shots. The acting is above what you normally would get in a movie, and most of the scenes are stolen by our lead McAvoy and the supporting "bad-guy" Vincent Cassel. The soundtrack is mesmerizing and the sound design felt real. The effects were very impressive with the gore and violent related details looking like they had time put into them and weren't "half assed" with computer generated images like we get in most cases these days. Lastly, the pacing was good for the most part and I did not find myself bored at all until the last 20 minutes or so when it slowed down to almost over explain things to the viewer. Overall, "Trance" is a good film and is definitely up there with "Trainspotting" as one of the better Boyle flicks to watch.
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