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Blind (2014)

Not Rated | | Drama | 4 September 2015 (USA)
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Forsaken in a new Oslo apartment, a frail blind woman battles to come to terms with her condition, as she slowly retracts into an elaborate fantasy bubble. Are her stories fanning her suspicions, or is this what total blindness looks like?

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Eskil Vogt

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Eskil Vogt
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ellen Dorrit Petersen ... Ingrid
Henrik Rafaelsen ... Morten
Vera Vitali ... Elin
Marius Kolbenstvedt Marius Kolbenstvedt ... Einar
Stella Kvam Young Stella Kvam Young ... Kim (jente)
Isak Nikolai Møller Isak Nikolai Møller ... Kim (gutt)
Jacob Young Jacob Young ... Elins eksmann
Nikki Butenschøn Nikki Butenschøn ... Ove Kenneth
Erle Kyllingmark Erle Kyllingmark ... Bente
Fredrik Sandahl Fredrik Sandahl ... Syklist
Aslag Guttormsgaard Aslag Guttormsgaard ... Hyggelig mann
Veronica Berntsen Veronica Berntsen ... Ung ekspeditrise
Steffen Skau Linnert Steffen Skau Linnert ... Restaurantkelner
Helga Guren Helga Guren ... Anne-Lise
Tim Nansen Tim Nansen ... Lege
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Storyline

Having recently lost her sight, Ingrid retreats to the safety of her home - a place where she can feel in control, alone with her husband and her thoughts. But Ingrid's real problems lie within, not beyond the walls of her apartment, and her deepest fears and repressed fantasies soon take over. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Norway | Netherlands

Language:

Norwegian

Release Date:

4 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blind: Un rêve éveillé See more »

Filming Locations:

Oslo, Norway

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$39,434
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Lemming Film, Motlys See more »
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Eskil Vogt's first feature film. See more »

Quotes

Ingrid: He still thought about the quote: 'How one man's hate could unite us all in love'.
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References The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007) See more »

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I felt so confused and stupid...
11 September 2014 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Blind" has done very well with critics so far as well as on the film festival circuit--having won many awards including some very prestigious ones at Sundance. However, for the life of me, I am left with very little to say about this film. After all, critics love it and I am a critic...but I felt confused by the whole thing and have no idea what I saw. Additionally, I think most viewers will feel the same way and I cannot see who the audience is for this one other than film critics. Of course, I could be wrong and the film could end up becoming a huge hit...but I wouldn't bet on it.

Before I talk about what I thought of the film as well as the plot, I should point out right up front that the film has LOTS of material that many will find shocking. Clips of a wide variety of internet porn are included in the film--and some of it is pretty bizarre. Additionally, there is quite a bit of additional nudity in this one and the film has scenes of people masturbating as well as talking about it. If you are easily offended, you should avoid this film. If your mother or kids or Father Flannigan suggest you watch a movie together, for the love of God, do not watch this film! I am not saying this because I am prudish--but I also feel that an important part of reviewing films is providing this information so you can make an informed choice.

As far as the plot goes, I really cannot adequately explain it except that it's about a blind lady. So, I looked on the internet to try to see exactly what was happening in the film but none of it helped me very much. After a while, I realized that some of the characters and action isn't actually happening--it's imagined. So, understanding what is happening is tough--and the film made me feel very stupid. That almost never happens and I am pretty sure some sophisticated folks will write in to tell me how stupid I am for not understanding the movie. I grant you, I could just be completely missing the point of the plot...but I also wonder if there really IS a point and coherent plot to the film. Some might like this sort of thing. After all, "Tree of Life" was like this and yet is was Oscar-nominated for best picture. I didn't enjoy it in the least nor did anyone I know but many critics loved it...and again, I might just missing something...though I am supposed to be a critic.

The bottom line is that if you like cryptic films, you will probably enjoy "Blind". If, on the other hand, you're like most folks, I cannot see you picking this movie in the first place or sticking with it.

I would love to hear from those of you that did see the film-- whether you liked it or not. I'd love your opinions, impressions or an explanation of the plot. Sorry I cannot provide that...I was just left baffled and confused...which is odd since I am a reasonably well-educated guy who usually loves artsy films. In some ways, as I watched, I also felt blind...figuratively speaking.


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