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Land of the Blind (2006)

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A soldier recounts his relationship with a famous political prisoner attempting to overthrow their country's authoritarian government.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ralph Fiennes ... Joe
Donald Sutherland ... Thorne
Tom Hollander ... Maximilian II
Lara Flynn Boyle ... First Lady
Marc Warren ... Pool
Ron Cook ... Doc
Robert Daws ... Jones
Laura Fraser ... Madeleine
Jonathan Hyde ... Smith
Camilla Rutherford ... Tania
Don Warrington ... First Sergeant
Miranda Raison ... Daisy
Nigel Whitmey Nigel Whitmey ... Anchorman
Leigh Zimmerman ... Anchorwoman
Mackenzie Crook ... Editor
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Storyline

A political drama about terrorism, revolution, and the power of memory. In an unnamed place and time, an idealistic soldier named Joe strikes up an illicit friendship with a political prisoner named Thorne, who eventually recruits him into a bloody coup d'etat. But in the post-revolutionary world, what Thorne asks of Joe leads the two men into bitter conflict, spiraling downward into madness until Joe's co-conspirators conclude that they must erase him from history. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for violence, language and some sexual content/nudity | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 2007 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Confesión bajo juramento See more »

Filming Locations:

UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,244, 16 June 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,244, 18 June 2006
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The green uniforms that Junior and the other interrogator wear at the end of the movie resemble the outfits of Red Army or KGB. See more »

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[first lines]
Anchorwoman: So many fond memories of Maximilian the First on the tenth anniversary of our glorious leader's death.
Anchorman: Many of course doubted that his son and heir, Maximilian II, could live up to the example of his charismatic father. But the man affectionately called Junior has valiantly continued against the pesky rebellion, led by the playwright turned terrorist, John Thorne.
Anchorwoman: Once derided as the playboy Prince more interested in the movie business, the President-for-life announced today that ...
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Hold My Hand
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Can you spot all the totalitarian regimes?
17 September 2007 | by Ryu_DarkwoodSee all my reviews

This is a grim tale about how totalitarian regimes try to ban the free spirit out of the minds of their citizens. Performances by Ralph Fiennes, as the warden sympathetic to the cause, and Donald Sutherland, as the imprisoned rebel leader, are both splendid. I liked the satirical approach to the subject. Despite its harsh and eerie subject - the cycle of violence concerning revolutions and contra-revolutions - it is also very funny movie on a darker level. It's an absolute blast to spot the existing dictatorial regimes they mixed up to create the most horrible regime imaginable.

Another great movie getting a mediocre score. It's a shame. Though I do understand that this is not the material for your average escapism of everyday life. This grim and violent tale is perhaps only interesting for those with an interest in modern history.


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