Tuesday, 23 July 2013


Trance reminded me of Inception and both reminded me of Matrioska dolls or the infinite receding reflections seen in mirrors facing each other or carved boxes within carved boxes within carved boxes. None of which is meant as a positive. The film is claustrophobic, with very little outdoor action. It whirls along at a great pace but not much happens. It is a heist movie and a movie about a con, but no-one is a hero and so the audience's attention is never really engaged. Who cares what the outcome is, if our affections are not held by any character? A bunch of grubby little tricksters steal something, lose it, find it, play mind games with each other, bash each other up, um, er, the end.

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