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Title Blindness [videorecording] / Rhombus Media ; O2 Filmes ; Bee Vine Pictures ; directed by Fernando Meirelles ; screenplay by Don McKellar ; produced by Niv Fichman, Andrea Barata Ribeiro, Sonoko Sakai.

Imprint Burbank, CA : Miramax Films, [2009]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe DVDs 1st Floor  791.4372 B619 2009    ---  Missing
Edition Widescreen ed.
Description 1 videodisc (121 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, NTSC.
Language English dialogue with optional English and Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Cast Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Alice Braga, Yusuke Isea, Yoshino Kimura, Don McKellar, Maury Chaykin, Mitchell Nye, Danny Glover, Gael Garcia Bernal.
Credits Cinematography, Cesar Charlone ; editor, Daniel Rezende ; original score by Marco Antônio Guimarăes/Uakti.
Event DVD release of the 2008 motion picture.
Note Based on the novel "Ensaio sobre a cegueira" by Jose Saramago.
Audience MPAA rating: R; for violence including sexual assaults, language and sexuality/nudity.
Summary A city is ravaged by an epidemic of 'white blindness.' Those first afflicted are quarantined by the authorities in an abandoned mental hospital where societal norms quickly breaks down. Criminals and the physically powerful prey upon the weak, hoarding the meager food rations and committing horrific acts. Inside the hospital is one eyewitness to the nightmare. Following her husband into the hospital, a woman whose sight is unaffected by the plague goes into quarantine. There, keeping her sight a secret, she guides seven strangers who have become like a family. She leads them out of quarantine and onto the ravaged streets of the city. Their voyage is fraught with danger, but their survival is a reflection of the depth of the human spirit.
Note Special features: "A Vision of Blindness" making of Blindness documentary; deleted scenes.
Subject Blindness -- Drama.
Feigned blindness -- Drama.
Plague -- Drama.
Criminal behavior -- Drama.
Isolation (Hospital care) -- Drama.
Blindness -- psychology -- Fictional Works.
Disease Outbreaks -- Fictional Works.
Survival -- psychology -- Fictional Works.
Quarantine -- psychology -- Fictional Works.
Genre/Form Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Films for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Suspense films.
Added Author Ribeiro, Andrea Barata.
Fichman, Niv.
Sakai, Sonoko.
McKellar, Don, 1963-
Meirelles, Fernando.
Moore, Julianne.
Ruffalo, Mark.
Braga, Alice, 1983-
Isea, Yusuke.
Kimura, Yoshino.
Chaykin, Maury.
Nye, Mitchell.
Glover, Danny, 1946-
Garcia, Gael, 1978-
Guimarăes, Marco Antônio, 1948-
Uakti (Musical group)
Saramago, Jose. Ensaio sobre a cegueira.
Rhombus Media (Firm)
02 Filmes (Firm)
Bee Vine Pictures (Firm)
Miramax Films.
Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN 0788892428
Standard No. 786936775129
Music No. 058413 Miramax Films

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