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Trance (2013)

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An art auctioneer who has become mixed up with a group of criminals partners with a hypnotherapist in order to recover a lost painting.

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Francis Lemaitre
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Surgeon
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60's Robber
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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 Fox Searchlight

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Inside the mind. Outside the law.


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Rated R for sexual content, graphic nudity, violence, some grisly images, and language | See all certifications »

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27 March 2013 (UK)  »

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En trance  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$131,145 (USA) (5 April 2013)

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$2,319,187 (USA) (31 May 2013)
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Trivia

Modigliani's stolen 'Woman With Fan' is also featured being sold in the Shanghai scenes of Skyfall (2012) . See more »

Goofs

At the auction they call the painter Francesco de Goya. His name was Francisco de Goya. See more »

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Simon: [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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Crazy Credits

After the closing credits have rolled, the audience hears the familiar five taps on the glass window that was an iconic audible signature throughout the film. See more »

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Moving On Up
Performed by M People
Written by Mike Pickering, Paul Heard
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd
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If you're a Boyle fan lower your expectations a little.
29 March 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

James Mcavoy is back on form after the dismal Welcome To The Punch. He is Simon who works for a fine art auction house, where one of his duties is to whisk away to a deep vault the most valuable artwork in the event of any attempted robbery. Of course their is a robbery, masterminded by Franck played by Vincent Cassels, the only problem is he has stolen a picture frame but no canvas. Simon is hit on the head during the robbery causing amnesia and cannot remember what happened to the canvas. Franck isn't too chuffed about this so employs Elizabeth - Rosario Dawson a hypnotist to delve into Simon's mind to find where he may have secreted the artwork.

For at least the first half I was gripped by the plot and characters plus Boyles camera work is spot on as always. I did however feel completely puzzled at one point when the plot seemed to zig-zag a bit too much and I began to wonder whether I had lost concentration. I wasn't being dim however because at this point one of the characters explains (in flashback) what's going on.

Although an adequate enough watch this was for me a below par Boyle movie. But I suppose with a back catalogue including two of my top ten films he can be excused for not 'hitting a coconut every time'. Overall I was not disappointed to have caught the bus to view this and neither should you be. If you are a Boyle fan just lower your expectations a little.


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