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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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The Process of Madness
11 May 2006 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

While recovering from a car crash and a coma, the weird artist Ben (Colin Firth) is informed that his wife Elisa (Naomie Harris) died in the accident. He tries to rebuild his life working with an old friend in the restoration of a building, changing his address with his ant farm and having sessions with his former psychologist. Meanwhile, the police is investigating the murder of the model Lauren Parris (Alison David), who worked with his wife. His gorgeous neighbor and super of the building, Charlotte (Mena Suvari), feels attracted for him, but the deranged Ben starts seeing his dead wife and is investigated by Detective Constable Jackson (Ken Cranham) as a suspect of murdering Lauren Parris.

I saw the trailer of "Trauma" and I decided to see this movie, expecting a great thriller. Unfortunately, the direction and screenplay do not work well, wasting a good idea and making a film very confused and even boring in some moments about the process of madness. The identity of Ben's shrink is absolutely predictable. The beauty of Mena Suvari is very impressive. In the end, the trailer of this flick is better and better than the movie itself. My vote is four.

Title (Brazil): "Trauma"

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17 September 2004 (UK) See more »

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