Blindness

Lust is blind.


Blindness
A new contagious virus has apppeared, which causes instant blindness to anyone susceptible to it. After a doctor and his patients are infected, they are rounded up by government agents and put into quarantine. The doctor's wife, who has natural immunity to the virus, pretends to be blind so that she can look after her husband. In the hospital, things soon degenerate into chaos when one victim declares himself king and starts making unreasonable demands on the other patients. It's up to the doctor's wife, as the only patient able to see, to rescue the situation.

119 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Nudity, Violence).
Detective/Mystery, Drama, Romance, Thriller, On the art circuit

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Alice Braga, Danny Glover, Gael Garcia Bernal, Yusuke Iseya, Don McKellar
Director
Fernando Meirelles
ScreenplayDon McKellar, based on the novel by José Saramago
MusicMarco Antônio Guimarães
CinematographyCésar Charlone
EditingDaniel Rezende
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SA distributorSter-Kinekor
Made in2008
Produced byRhombus Media, O2 Filmes, Bee Vine Pictures, Alliance Films, Ancine, Asmik Ace Entertainment, BNDES, Corus Entertainment, Fox Filmes do Brasil, GAGA Communications, IFF/CINV, Movie Central Network, Téléfilm Canada

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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
4
Guns / Weapons
4
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
1
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
1
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
1
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
4
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Diane de Beer
10
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople
15
Cape Times
Carina Chocano
5
iAfrica.com
Nils van der Linden
13
24.com
Finn Gregory
15
Box Office
Richard Mowe quote iconBlindness is definitely worth a look
15
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconBlindness is one of the most unpleasant, not to say unendurable, films I've ever seen. It is an allegory about a group of people who survive under great stress, but frankly I would rather have seen them perish than sit through the final three-quarters of the film
8
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson quote iconCarefully wrought and mostly effective adaptation.
10
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconBlindness is a fascinating intellectual exercise that explores how conditions and relationships might devolve in a closed community such as this one.
15
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconWhile I'm sure there will be those who see all sorts of deep meaning in what Meirelles is showing, it's not a novel idea (see The Lord of the Flies and other such stories) and clearly not that engaging of one.
8
Metacritic.com
31 critics
9
Rottentomatoes critics
144 critics
10
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconThis allegorical disaster film about society's reaction to mass blindness is mottled and self-satisfied; provocative but not as interesting as its premise implies.
8

What the People say

Internet
15825 Netizens quote iconIntense, slow, gritty, powerful and methodic.
14

Average .. 55%

11

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