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“Making-of Triage” featurette, behind-the-scenes footage
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Mark Walsh (Colin Farrell, in yet another powerful role) and his buddy David (Jamie Sives) are war photographers for a newspaper edited by Amy (Juliet Stevenson). Their current assignment is Kurdistan and the terrifying realities they not only experience but also commit to film are of such a horrid nature that they both are in shock: they not only witness killings and landmine explosion deaths, but they also watch one Dr. Talani (Branko Djuric) triage the wounded, deciding who can survive care and who is so near death that they are put aside to be later 'executed' by Dr. Talani in a compassionate gesture to end their futile suffering. The tension is so great that David decides to return home, leaving Mark to carry on the assignment. An explosion occurs and Mark is seriously injured but survives and after being tended by Dr. Talani he is encouraged to return home. There is no news as to where David is.
Mark returns home to his adoring Elena (Paz Vega), presents his photographs to Amy, and begins to heal: David's wife Diane (Kelly Reilly) is due to deliver their first child in two weeks and has had no word from David.Read more ›
The second part mostly in Dublin and is dominated by the legendary veteran actor, Christopher Lee. Lee plays a Spanish psychologist who has a 'shady' past and is (Elena) Farrell's wife's grandfather. They are not on good terms but Elena is desperate to save Farrell who is becoming more and more erratic and losing his mind.
Through Lee's help we see flashbacks as to what happened to David.
I found the story very moving. I am baffled as to why the movie was not given a general release. The acting is superb, especially by the two stars. Strangely, Lee's name is missing from the star credits listed by Amazon????
C. G Wilson
"Triage" was written and directed by Danis Tanovic based on the book by Scott Anderson. The story takes place in 1988 when Mark Walsh played by Colin Farrell and his friend and colleague David played by Jamie Sives travel to Kurdistan to take war photography. Mark is injured in the process and comes home to his wife, Elena Morales played by Paz Vega and David's pregnant wife, Diane played by Kelly Reilly with a case of PTSD and an incomplete memory of what happened.
This may be one of Colin Farrell's best performances as the emotionally complex often tortured photographer. He has an excitement about the work he and his partner are doing in Kurdistan and is able to distance himself emotionally for the most part until he becomes more directly involved. His last clear memory of his friend is of an argument they had about David wanting to leave and Mark wanting to stay and work more. Farrell plays well the escalating feelings of guilt and remorse as well as the pain his body has gone through. Farrell got rail-thin for this role making his body painful to look at. He is mentally confused and faces off with Christopher Lee as Elena's grandfather who in the past was a therapist for war criminals (another juicy role for Lee).
Paz Vega besides looking beautiful is fantastic at the discovery process that her husband is no longer the man she sent off to war. She is earnest in her demands of Mark and argues her beliefs with her grandfather with a fiery spirit despite asking for his help with Mark.
Kelly Reilly's performance as the pregnant Diana is very brave while still occasionally dropping down to show that vulnerability of her fears about whether he'll return.Read more ›
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The acting is great, the plot is believable and relevant, the cinematography is perfect.
This is one of the most moving films I have seen in a long time, and one of the most honest looks at war zones and PSTD that I have ever seen. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Mac
Colin Farrell as a photo-journalist, in a war zone, who with his best friend encounter a life changing situation. What results makes for an interesting film. Worth watchingPublished 9 months ago by Avid Movie Collector
I thought he did an exceptional job of acting in this roll. "Winter's Tale" was great!Published 14 months ago by dave longacre
This is an excellent movie which portrays the reality of war. Colin Farrell portrays a photo-journalist working in the Middle East during the Iraq/Kurdistan war. Read morePublished 14 months ago by avidreader