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Trance (2013)

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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Simon
... Franck
... Elizabeth
... Nate
Matt Cross ... Dominic
... Riz
Mark Poltimore ... Francis Lemaitre
... Young Woman in Red Car
... Surgeon
... Security Guard #1
Tony Jayawardena ... Security Guard #2
Vincent Montuel ... Handsome Waiter
Jai Rajani ... Car Park Attendant
... 60's Robber
Gursharan Chaggar ... Postman
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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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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$131,145, 7 April 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,319,187, 2 June 2013
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Michael Fassbender was cast as Franck but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. Colin Firth was briefly considered for the part before Vincent Cassel was cast. See more »

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Diesel will not ignite when a heat source is applied, like a gunshot causing a spark. 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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Boyle's "Inception" Without the Special Effects
4 May 2013 | by See all my reviews

An art auctioneer suffers amnesia when a robbery of a Goya masterpiece went wrong. A hypnotherapist was recruited to jog the memory out of him. Thus begins the multi-layered puzzle that is "Trance". I could not say more about the story as this remains for you to watch the unfolding of each scene that complicates the one before it.

Danny Boyle was very much in the news in the past few years because of his "Slumdog Millionaire" as well as his London Olympics gig. Now he returns to the big screen directing this Rubik's cube of a film, and that itself makes this film an event to witness.

James McAvoy plays Simon, the art auctioneer with a huge gambling debt caught in a bigger web, with the necessary cluelessness and helplessness. In fact, I could imagine Boyle's "trainspotting" discovery Ewan McGregor in this role had it been done ten years ago.

Rosario Dawson lends her exotic appeal as hypnotherapist Elizabeth Lamb. It was her character that provides this film that complex structure which would keep the audience wondering which is reality and which is just a trance. She was credible, treading that delicate balance between good and bad, realistically keeping the two other male characters guessing at her real intentions. Her brave moment of frontal nudity was key to how the story turns, not gratuitous.

Vincent Cassel plays Franck, the ruthless mastermind of the art heist. His character would have been a one-dimensional bad guy in a lesser actor's hands. Here Cassel gives Franck another level of what seems to be vulnerability, or then again, maybe not.

Fans of film noir, of films that make you think, will enjoy "Trance". I am sure many fans of this film will watch it again to try and get it the second or third time around. Boyle has given us "Inception" without the grand special effects. So good. Must-watch.


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