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When a big city has a mysterious outbreak of blindness, the victims are quarantined by the government in a hospital without any medical care, treatment or hygiene. Among the first people affected by the so called "white blindness" are an ophthalmologist and his reluctant healthy wife who has not lost her sight but stays with him to help him in the difficult moment. The place immediately crowds and a group of criminals takes the power, demanding jewels and electronics first and sex later for the limited ratio of food they control.
Lust is blind.
Release Date: October 03, 2008
Runtime: 121 mins
All Genres: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Languages: English, Japanese
Country: Canada, Brazil, Japan
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital
IMDB Rating: 6.6
Buried.com Rating: 7.6 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With B
MPAA Rating: R
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for violence including sexual assaults, language and sexuality/nudity.
Yûsuke Iseya ...First Blind Man
Jason Bermingham ...Driver #1
Eduardo Semerjian ...Concerned Pedestrian #1
Don McKellar ...Thief
Ciça Meirelles ...Driver #2
Antônio Fragoso ...Concerned Pedestrian #2
Lilian Blanc ...Concerned Pedestrian #3
Douglas Silva ...Onlooker #1
Daniel Zettel ...Onlooker #2
Yoshino Kimura ...First Blind Man's Wife
Joe Pingue ...Taxi Driver
Susan Coyne ...Receptionist
Fabiana Guglielmetti ...Mother of the Boy (as Fabiana Gugli)
Mitchell Nye ...Boy
Danny Glover ...Man with Black Eye Patch
Alice Braga ...Woman with Dark Glasses
Mark Ruffalo ...Doctor
Joe Cobden ...Policeman
Julianne Moore ...Doctor's Wife
Mpho Koaho ...Pharmacist's Assistant
Sari Friedland ...Woman in Bar
Gael García Bernal ...Bartender / King of Ward Three
Tom Melissis ...Engineer
Tracy Wright ...Thief's Wife
Amanda Hiebert ...Maid
Jorge Molina ...Hotel Security Guard
Patrick Garrow ...Hotel Assistant Manager
Gerry Mendicino ...Silver Haired Doctor
Matt Gordon ...Minister's Assistant
Sandra Oh ...Minister of Health
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Andrea Barata Ribeiro
Simon Channing Williams
Barbara Willis Sweete
Marco Antônio Guimarães
Blindness Horror Film Trailer 1
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Blindness Horror Film Trailer 3
Blindness Horror Film Trailer 4
Blindness Horror Film Trailer 5
"A Lua é Testemunha (Una Noche Serena Y Oscura)"
"I Just Called to Say I Love You"
"Sinfonia of the Cantata, BWV 156"
"Céu de Santo Amaro"
More Movie Taglines:
- Lust is blind.
- In a world gone blind, what if you were the only person who could see?
- Hope is blind.
- Love is blind.
- Your vision of the world will change forever.
- This fall, our vision of the world will change forever.
- Faith is blind.
- Trust is blind.
- You'll never see it coming
- [from trailer] Doctor's Wife: The only thing more terrifying than blindness is being the only one who can see.
[from trailer] Doctor: I can't see. I think I have the white virus.
King of Ward 3: I will not forget your voice! Doctor's Wife: And I won't forget your face!
[first lines] First Blind Man: I'm blind.
Man with the Black Eye Patch: I know that part inside you with no name, and that's who we are, right?
- Producer Niv Fichman became interested in the project back in 1999 when he and Don McKellar, who would write the script, flew to the Canary Islands to talk to the Nobel Prize-winning Portuguese author José Saramago about giving them the film rights to his book. One of Saramago's conditions was that the film must not be set in any recognizable countries.
Selected as the opening film at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.
Portuguese Nobel Prize winner José Saramago, the author of the novel upon which the film is based, wanted to attend the premiere of the film at the Cannes Film Festival. His doctors didn't allow him to travel, so the director flew to Lisbon to show him the film.
In addition to cutting it, Julianne Moore dyed her signature red hair blonde for the film. This made her very uncomfortable because people were giving the new color so much attention.
Yûsuke Iseya wrote some of the Japanese dialogue.
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