Director: Danny Boyle Run Time: 101 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 2013
Starring: , James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson, Vincent Cassel
A Goya painting, mind games, and money violently collide in Danny Boyle’s new psychological thriller, Trance.
“No piece of art is worth a human life.”
Simon (James McAvoy) is a fine art auctioneer who teams up with a criminal gang to steal a Goya painting worth millions of dollars. But after suffering a blow to the head during the heist, he awakens to discover he has no memory of where he hid the painting. After physical threats and torture fail to produce answers, the gang’s leader Frank (Vincent Cassel) hires hypnotherapist Elizabeth Lamb (Rosario Dawson) to delve into the darkest recesses of Simon’s psyche. As Elizabeth begins to unravel Simon’s broken subconscious, the lines between truth, suggestion, and deceit begin to blur.