I missed Trance in theaters, so I was happy to check it out on Blu-ray. Directed by Danny Boyle, the film stars James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel and Rosario Dawson. The psychological thriller gives a lot to digest, but is well-worth the time because of it’s unique story.
Trance takes place in London, and tells the story of Simon (McAvoy) an auctioneer who gets mixed up with a gang of thieves when his fine art auction house is robbed in the middle of an auction. He double-crosses the gang, but is viciously beaten and knocked unconscious by the gang’s leader, Franck (Cassel). When Simon wakes up, he claims to be suffering from amnesia and does not remember where the painting is stashed. He convinces Franck to hire a female hypnotist Elizabeth (Dawson) to find the answer. Fantasy and reality soon blend together as Elizabeth delves ever deeper into Simon’s subconscious, consuming all as a series of shocking events spiral violently out of control.
The Trance Blu-ray special features are limited, but include:
- Deleted Scenes
- The Power of Suggestion – Making Trance
- Danny Boyle Retrospective
- Short Film: “Eugene” by Spencer Susser
- Theatrical Trailer
- Sneak Peek