Do you want to remember—or do you want to forget? In Trance, fine art auctioneer Simon (James McAvoy) has teamed up with a ruthless gang to steal a priceless Goya masterpiece from a public auction. But when Simon double-crosses the gang and stashes the painting in a secure hiding place, mob boss Franck (Vincent Cassel) knocks Simon unconscious and begins torturing him to find the location.

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However, as a result of Simon’s head trauma, he cannot remember where he hid the painting. Growing frustrated, Franck hires charismatic hypnotherapist Elizabeth (Rosario Dawson) to uncover Simon’s memories and get him talking. But as they delve into Simon’s subconscious, the lines between reality and hypnotic suggestion begin to blur. “We are the sum of everything we’ve ever done,” says Elizabeth, “and it’s constantly being revised and remembered.” With the stakes higher than ever, Simon must find his way through an increasingly jumbled world of truth and deceit—before it’s too late.


Written by Oscar-nominated John Hodge and directed by Oscar-winning Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours, Trainspotting), Trance will be released into limited theaters on April 5, 2013. This Fox Searchlight Pictures thriller is rated R for sexual content, graphic nudity, violence, some grisly images, and language.


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