ICON Film Distribution

ICON Film Distribution

January 30, 2008 02:00 ET

Icon Film Distribution Announce 4th April Release Date for Awake

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Jan. 30, 2008) - Icon Film Distribution -



STARRING
HAYDEN CHRISTENSEN & JESSICA ALBA

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY
JOBY HAROLD


'Awake' is a psychological thriller about a common occurrence called 'anesthetic awareness,' a horrifying phenomenon wherein a patient's failed anesthesia leaves them fully conscious but physically paralyzed during surgery.

Clayton Beresford, Jr. (Hayden Christensen) seems to have it all-a gorgeous fiancee named Samantha Lockwood (Jessica Alba), an adoring mother Lilith (Lena Olin), a thriving business and all the money a young man could ever want. But Clay's life is far from perfect-his relationship with Sam is a secret because she actually works for his overbearing mother and he is in desperate need of a heart transplant.

When the time for his operation comes he faces opposition from his mother for not only his choice of surgeon, old friend and cardiologist Jack (Terrence Howard), but his choice of new wife. As Clayton goes under and his consciousness starts to fade he realises all is not as it seems. Can he really trust those that he holds dearest, is he being loyal to the wrong person and why is he awake?

The surgeon's scalpel makes its first incision.

WARNING: This film depicts a horrifying, true-life surgical event known as "anesthetic awareness." AWAKE may not be suitable for those about to undergo anesthesia for surgery.

AWAKE will be opening in cinemas everywhere 4th April 2008.

Certificate 15 / Running Time 90 Minutes

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