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Trauma (2004)

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Shortly after waking up from a coma and discovering that his wife has been killed in a car accident, Ben befriends his beautiful young neighbor. But just as Ben begins to turn his life around, he is haunted by visions of his dead wife.


Marc Evans


Richard Smith
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Firth ... Ben
Naomie Harris ... Elisa
Mena Suvari ... Charlotte
Alison David Alison David ... Lauren Parris
Dermot Murnaghan ... Newscaster 1
Jamie Owen Jamie Owen ... Newscaster 2
Kirsty Young ... Newscaster 3
Tommy Flanagan ... Tommy
Justin Edwards 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
Jamie Cameron Jamie Cameron ... Reporter


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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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 »

Crazy Credits

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 »


Referenced in Death Row (2007) See more »

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"Confused and pretentious."
31 October 2004 | by jamesraeburn2003See all my reviews

An unemployed loner (Firth) recovering from a road accident becomes obsessed with a murdered pop star and with the prospect that his wife, supposedly killed in the crash, might not be dead after all.

In recent months we have had two excellent British films released in our cinemas. Geoffrey Rush gave what could well be the performance of his life in "The Life And Death Of Peter Sellers" and "Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels" producer Matthew Vaughn made a fine impression with "Layer Cake", his directing debut. "Trauma" is a Warner-BBC co-production that is both confused and pretentious and it seems longer than it's running time. Director Marc Evans fails to generate any suspense and the twist in Richard Smith's screenplay when it comes is hardly worth waiting for. Some moody cinematography from John Mathieson and a good performance from Colin Firth offer a little compensation, but one can't help thinking that this should have been confined to the BBC's airwaves rather than our cinemas.

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17 September 2004 (UK) See more »

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