Simon (James McAvoy) works as an auctioneer at a specialist auction house for the invaluable works of art. In deal with the criminal group he was organized the theft of valuable Goya’s painting. Everything goes wrong when Simon during a robbery gets kick in the head due to which loses his memory and cannot remember where he hid the picture. How threats and torture did not give the result where the image is, the gang leader Franck (Vincent Cassel) sends Simon to Elizabeth (Rosario Dawson) which is specialist for hypnotherapy. Elizabeth through hypnosis should try back memories and find out the answer where the image is. The deeper Elizabeth enters in the mind of Simon, the boundary between hypnosis and reality gets blurred and the tension begins to grow.
Film ˝Trance˝ is the latest achievement of director Danny Boyle, known for films Trainspotting (1996), 28 Days Later … (2002), Slumdog Millionaire (2008) and 127 Hours (2010).
The idea for the film is very intriguing and interesting, such as hypnosis, mind control and loss of boundaries between reality and dream. But a poorly written scenario and terrible rhythm prevent Trance to achieve initial idea. After robbery of the image, otherwise excellent director Danny Boyle, puts the focus on the love triangle between the three main characters and a great psychological crime action thriller turns into a confusing erotic thriller. The plot has a lot of idling and all the mystery of the film director trying to resolve in the final stages which looks pretentious and unconvincing.
Trance is, at moments, very interesting crime and psychological thriller, which is poor primarily due bad scenario and horrible rhythm.