The most incredible series of hypnosis crimes in history sends an investigator and a hypnotist into a world of psychological manipulation.

Based on a true story, Murderous Trance is a tense thriller that follows a remarkable series of unique crimes that took place in the 1950s.

From Producer Igor Nola (Diana, The Peacemaker). Based on the book ‘The Guardian Angel’. Written by Mitchel Bard (Mergers and Acquisitions) and William Aldridge (Mio in the Land of Faraway).

Stars Pilou Asbæk (Game of Thrones, Ghost in the Shell), Josh Lucas (Ford v. Ferrari), and Rok Cvetkov (Schindler’s List, The Patriot).

WINNER: Best Feature Film, Best of the Year Award, Best Actor (Josh Lucas) – 2020 Gold Movie Awards.

“Shot in gorgeous Croatia, the stunning visuals are assisted by cool colors, low and oblique angles, and metaphorical frames that capture the narrative elements of fear, power, mystery and history sharply. The initial whodunit style evolves into a psychological thriller that spellbinds viewers to sit at the edge of their seats.” – Student Film Reviews

The DVD version features extensive bonus materials including:

  • Tom Silver: Hypnotist on ‘Murderous Trance’ (1:46)
  • Four Featurettes on the Mystery of Hypnosis (13:17)
  • The Making of ‘Murderous Trance’ (14:17)
  • Interview with star Josh Lucas (3:01)
  • Interview with star Pilou Asbæk (3:44)
  • Interview with star Rade Šerbedžija (2:33)
  • Interview with star Sara Soulié (3:05)

2020 / Thriller – True Crime / 102 minutes / English Language / a film by Arto Halonen


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