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1 of 1 (l to r) Danny Boyle, Rosario Dawson, James McAvoy and Vincent Cassel
(l to r) Danny Boyle, Rosario Dawson, James McAvoy and Vincent Cassel

Harry Guerin talks to director Danny Boyle and his Trance stars James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson and Vincent Cassel.

Think about this next time you're excusing your multitasking ineptitude: Danny Boyle made Trance while he was planning the London 2012 opening ceremony.

Now, given the circumstances, it was conceivable that Trance would end up rushed and unfocussed. But not a bit of it: beautifully shot, wonderfully acted, twist-filled and an audience tester, this is a must-see. Maybe twice.

Co-written by Shallow Grave scribe John Hodge, Trance and its triangle of James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson and Vincent Cassel find Boyle returning to the energy and spirit of his first film. The rug-pulling here is constant as Boyle hopscotches through genres while his characters (and audience) try to fill in the gaps.

Trance should serve as a wonderful reminder that the best movie experiences are the ones you're least prepared for, and that leaving a cinema realising you're not as smart as you thought you were is a good thing.

You can watch Harry Guerin's interviews with Boyle and his stars by clicking the links on your left.

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