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Trance (2013)

Trance

Overview


Genre

Thriller, Drama, Crime

Release Date

April 05, 2013 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

101 min.

Studio

Fox Searchlight Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Danny Boyle

Producer

Christian Colson, Danny Boyle

Screenwriter

Joe Ahearne, John Hodge

Starring

Story


"Trance", directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours) and co-written by Oscar-nominated long term collaborator John Hodge (Shallow Grave, Trainspotting) is a seductive and enigmatic thriller starring James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel and Rosario Dawson.

Fine art auctioneer Simon (McAvoy), in league with a gang led by underworld boss Franck (Cassel), plots the audacious theft of a masterpiece by Goya from a major public auction. When Simon double-crosses the gang during the robbery, Franck retaliates violently and knocks him unconscious.

In the aftermath of the heist, Simon sticks stubbornly - and perhaps shrewdly - to his claim that the violent trauma has left him with no memory of where he stashed the artwork.

Unable to coerce the painting's location from Simon, Franck and his associates reluctantly join forces with a charismatic hypnotherapist (Dawson) in a bid to get him to talk. But as they journey deeper into Simon's jumbled psyche the boundaries between reality and hypnotic suggestion begin to blur and the stakes rise faster and far more dangerously than any of the players could have anticipated.

Pictures (26 photos)


James McAvoy stars as Simon in Fox Searchlight Pictures' Trance (2013)
Rosario Dawson stars as Elizabeth in Fox Searchlight Pictures' Trance (2013)

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PREMIERE PHOTO

Rosario Dawson
Trance World Premiere - Arrivals
Mar 19, 2013
Rosario Dawson
Trance World Premiere - Arrivals
Mar 19, 2013

REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..the film plays like something Boyle could kick out in his sleep, all his supercool devices listlessly deployed in service of a mediocre wet dream..”
by Joshua Rothkopf [Time Out New York]
“..the way to make a thriller that teases your brain is to start simple and lead the audience, layer by layer, into the wrinkles of complication..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
“..the film descends into extreme and seemingly gratuitous violence, rendering this hallucinatory heist thriller more off-putting than mesmerizing..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]