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Triage (2009)

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The wife of a photojournalist sets out to discover why he came home from a recent assignment without his colleague.

Director:

Danis Tanovic

Writers:

Danis Tanovic, Scott Anderson (book)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Farrell ... Mark Walsh
Jamie Sives ... David
Paz Vega ... Elena Morales
Kelly Reilly ... Diane
Branko Djuric ... Dr. Talzani
Mozaffar Shafeie Mozaffar Shafeie ... Talzani's Assitant
Kae Bahar Kae Bahar ... Wounded Man (as Karzan Sherabayani)
Luis Callejo ... Pesh Merga Commander
Alex Spijksma ... Pesh Merga Sergeant (as Alejandro Sánchez)
Ian McElhinney ... Ivan
Juliet Stevenson ... Amy
Michelle Hartman Michelle Hartman ... Nurse
Eileen Walsh ... Dr. Christopher
Nick Dunning ... Dr. Hersbach
Christopher Lee ... Joaquín Morales
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Storyline

Mark and David are best friends, photo journalists going from war to war. In the spring of 1988, they're in Kurdistan, at an isolated mountain clinic, waiting for an offensive. David's had enough - he wants to go home to Dublin to his pregnant wife. He leaves, with Mark promising to follow in a few days. A week or so later, Mark's home after being wounded, but David's not been heard from. Mark's slow recovery and uncharacteristic behavior alarm his girlfriend, Elena, who asks her grandfather, a Spanish psychologist, to come to Dublin to help. Are there things the carefree and detached journalist is bottling up? Is he a casualty of war? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Drama | Mystery | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for war violence, disturbing images, language, brief sexuality and nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

First released at the Toronto Film Festival in 2009, alongside another of Colin Farrell's movies, Ondine (2009). See more »

Quotes

Joaquín Morales: Perhaps you have not told us the whole story.
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Specialist, low-budget, low-key but praise-able
2 March 2011 | by tombrookes2007See all my reviews

Specialist, low-budget, low-key but praise-able Colin Farrell stars in this tough, low budget British war film, as an army photographer right in the thick of Iraqi fighting war-zones. He returns home to Ireland and struggles to readjust, being shell shocked.

The story, although very real, sometimes seems diluted and gets lost. The acting is effortless, solid and ultimately low-key, like the film, and fails to be anything but unimpressive - even if commendable in nature. The tone is moody, chilling at times and the pace is slow and emotion building (making it hard to submerse in).

In Summary - Not everyone's cup of tea and almost too morose to be enjoyed. I think Farrell fans will prefer it as he is the main piece. A commendable production.


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Official Sites:

Bac Films [France]

Language:

English | Kurdish | Spanish | Swahili | French

Release Date:

13 November 2009 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$563,760
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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