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Trauma (2004)

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Awaking from a coma to discover his wife has been killed in a car accident, Ben's world may as well have come to an end. A few weeks later, Ben's out of hospital and, attempting to start a ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Firth ... Ben
Naomie Harris ... Elisa
Dorothy Duffy ... Nurse
Cornelius Booth ... Orderly
Dermot Murnaghan Dermot Murnaghan ... Newscaster 1
Jamie Owen Jamie Owen ... Newscaster 2
Kirsty Young ... Newscaster 3
Jamie Cameron Jamie Cameron ... Reporter
Justin Edwards ... Doctor
Nicola Cunningham Nicola Cunningham ... Reception Nurse
Paul Rattigan Paul Rattigan ... Manor's Voice
Sean Harris ... Roland
Kenneth Cranham ... Detective Constable Jackson (as Ken Cranham)
Nina Hossain ... Reporter
Alison David Alison David ... Lauren Parris
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Awaking from a coma to discover his wife has been killed in a car accident, Ben's world may as well have come to an end. A few weeks later, Ben's out of hospital and, attempting to start a new life, he moves home and is befriended by a beautiful young neighbor Charlotte. His life may be turning around but all is not what it seems and, haunted by visions of his dead wife, Ben starts to lose his grip on reality... Written by press release

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Rated R for language and some violent images | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Warner Bros. [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 2004 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Travma See more »

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£144,148 (United Kingdom), 19 September 2004, Limited Release
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In one of the late scenes in the morgue/basement when Ben is talking to Charlotte the boom mic is clearly visible in the top right of the picture See more »

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The end of the credits have two unusual cast listings: The first is "Featured Ants" (in order of Appear"ants") which is a list of sixty of so names all beginning with A. This is swiftly followed by another small list of 5 "Stunt Ants". See more »

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Referenced in Death Row (2007) See more »

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The real trauma was having paid to see it
22 May 2005 | by pdmbSee all my reviews

I can't remember being so disappointed by a film. I love psychological thrillers but this was just so pretentious and up its own ar*e that I found myself not giving a toss what happens to anyone in it (except Mena Suvari, naturally).

I guess the hope is with making such a film is that the viewer will, through repeated viewings, find more and more to enjoy in the film, but frankly I would resent the loss of 90 minutes of my life having to sit through it again. Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe if I did watch it again, I would find more to enjoy but directors ought to consider making their films suitably enjoyable at the initial viewing that you would *want* to watch it again. As it was I found myself justifying why I ought to watch the last half of it.

What a wasted opportunity.


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