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Plot, Details & Awards

Blindness

(2008)

Rated R for violence including sexual assaults, language and sexuality/nudity.

R In Theaters 10/3/2008 , 120min.
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Plot & Details

Fernando Meirelles' adaptation of Nobel Prize-winning author José Saramago's novel Blindness begins when an epidemic of blindness strikes the world. Mark Ruffalo stars as an eye doctor who awakens one morning to find that he suffers from the unexplained disorder. He, along with other victims, is sent to a government detention center so that they can be quarantined. His wife (Julianne Moore) pretends to be blind so that she can be with him inside the institution. Their time in the center grows more and more desperate as food and supplies dwindle, and one of the other citizens (Gael García Bernal) exercises dictatorial control over the others after he acquires a weapon.

Awards

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Cannes Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Cannes Film Festival In Competition Nominated

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Vancouver Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Vancouver Film Critics Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Canadian Film Mark Ruffalo Nominated
2008 Vancouver Film Critics Best Performance by an Actress in a Canadian Film Julianne Moore Nominated
2008 Vancouver Film Critics Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Canadian Film Gael García Bernal Nominated

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