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Don't Breathe (2016)

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Hoping to walk away with a massive fortune, a trio of thieves break into the house of a blind man who isn't as helpless as he seems.

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Fede Alvarez
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stephen Lang ... The Blind Man
Jane Levy ... Rocky
Dylan Minnette ... Alex
Daniel Zovatto ... Money
Emma Bercovici ... Diddy
Franciska Töröcsik ... Cindy
Christian Zagia Christian Zagia ... Raul
Katia Bokor Katia Bokor ... Ginger
Sergej Onopko ... Trevor
Olivia Gillies Olivia Gillies ... Blind Man's Daughter (Young Emma)
Dayna Clark Dayna Clark ... TV Anchor
Athos Athos ... Dog
Astor Astor ... Dog
Nomad Nomad ... Dog
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Storyline

Rocky, a young woman wanting to start a better life for her and her sister, agrees to take part in the robbery of a house owned by a wealthy blind man with her boyfriend Money and their friend Alex. But when the blind man turns out to be a more ruthless adversary than he seems, the group must find a way to escape his home before they become his latest victims.

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This house looked like an easy target. Until they found what was inside.

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Crime | Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for terror, violence, disturbing content, and language including sexual references | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Man in the Dark See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,411,706, 28 August 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$89,217,875

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$159,047,649
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Stephen Lang only has about thirteen lines of dialogue in the whole movie (most of which comes near the end of the film). See more »

Goofs

While inside the car, Rocky's pants do not show any hole or slit after it had been cut open by the Blind Man earlier. See more »

Quotes

The Blind Man: There is nothing a man cannot do once he accepts the fact that there is no god.
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Edge-of-the-seat!
27 August 2016 | by tomholland2016See all my reviews

The movie is not entirely a fresh novelty, the typical home invasion movie but what we don't know is that the inmate living in that house makes the concept different. The eccentric man and apparently blind pretty much turns the tables on three thieving teens in this thriller.

The movie starts off pretty slow, but it gives much space for the characters to develop their respective story. What makes this movie even greater is that Fede Alvarez, the director of the Evil Dead remake, delivers only 4 major characters on the screen if you don't count the feral dog. Overall, it has a strong plot and unique vibe to it, as it relies more on visual storytelling and sounds to drive the film rather than plenty of dialogue.

Once the three amateur thieves step inside the shadowy house, that's when it is fuelled by old-school suspense. It's very realistic from the moment they break into that blind man's house, asking from the perspective of how, why and what. The discreet environment can make someone's heart beating so fast. There are times where everything goes silent and it's incredible considering how the audience freezes and no one wants to make a single sound even when you're chewing popcorns. Not everything silent though, there are a few parts when the ominous music plays in the background, people just keep watching, waiting for something to be revealed. It's incredibly intense which literally leaves you breathless. The one thing I have in similar with this director is the cinematography. The way how the director angles the motion of every picture. It's very much like how I imagine it, the style of bringing the cameras with a very smooth touch especially 5 minutes after they break into the vicinity of the house.

Every movie has its black area, the thing that I feel a little over- the-top is the predictable moments, FOR SOMEONE WHO WATCHES A LOT OF MOVIE. It comes out a little too strong, but somehow it manages to capture my heart.

Stephen Lang once said throughout the filming process, he couldn't really see anything as he wore scleral contact lenses. How hard is it for someone to do that? You answer it for yourself.

This must be in my top 5 list movies of 2016. It is intriguing and the kind of movie you would want to stay at the edge-of-your-seat.


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