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by Marc Evans


Ben is a thirty-something drifter whose life falls apart when his wife, Elisa, is killed in a car accident. The tragedy prompts him to return to sessions with Dr Manor, a shrink he used to see when he was younger. Attempting to build up his life again, he moves to a new apartment and befriends his attractive, bohemian neighbour, Charlotte. A new job as a painter and decorator with Tommy, an old chum from art school days also seems to help with his recovery. But then strange, unexplained things start to happen to Ben. Someone is moving things around in his flat while he sees apparitions of Elisa. When Charlotte persuades Ben to visit a medium, he makes a terrifying discovery. And this is just the beginning...

international title: Trauma
original title: Trauma
country: Ireland, United Kingdom
sales agent: Myriad Pictures
year: 2003
genre: fiction
directed by: Marc Evans
film run: 93'
screenplay: Richard Smith
cast: Colin Firth, Mena Suvari, Naomie Harris, Tommy Flanagan, Brenda Fricker, Kenneth Cranham
cinematography by: John Mathieson
film editing: Marguerite Arnold
art director: Crispian Sallis, Paul Ghirardani, Careen Hertzog
costumes designer: Ffion Elinor
music: Alex Heffes
producer: Nicky Kentish Barnes, Jonathan Cavendish
production: Little Bird, BBC Films, First Choice Films, Isle of Man Film (UK)
distributor: La Fabrique de Films (FR)
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