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Blindness (2008)  link to Blindness on IMDb  link to trailer on IMDb

Number: 2523

poster Blindness

IMDb Rating:
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6.6/10 (66374 votes)

Country: Canada, 121 minutes

Spoken Languages: English, Japanese

Genre(s): Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi, Mystery

Director(s): Fernando Meirelles

Video Codec: Unknown

A city is ravaged by an epidemic of instant "white blindness". Those first afflicted are quarantined by the authorities in an abandoned mental hospital where the newly created "society of the blind" quickly breaks down. Criminals and the physically powerful prey upon the weak, hoarding the meager food rations and committing horrific acts. There is, however, one eyewitness to the nightmare. A woman whose sight is unaffected by the plague follows her afflicted husband to quarantine. There, keeping her sight a secret, she guides seven strangers who have become, in essence, a family. She leads them out of quarantine and onto the ravaged streets of the city, which has seen all vestiges of civilization crumble.



photo Yûsuke Iseya Yûsuke Iseya First Blind Man
photo Don McKellar Don McKellar Thief
photo Douglas Silva Douglas Silva Onlooker #1
photo Yoshino Kimura Yoshino Kimura First Blind Man's Wife
photo Joe Pingue Joe Pingue Taxi Driver

Medium: Media file,

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 1.85:1