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Plot, Details & Awards

Proof

(1991)

Rated for sensuality and some language.

In Theaters 03/22/1992 , 90min.
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Plot & Details

Jocelyn Moorhouse's feature-film debut is a jet-black comedy starring Hugo Weaving as Martin, a paranoid blind man, made so because he is convinced that his mother, when he was a child, lied to him about the sights she described to him. As an adult, Martin is reclusive and ill-tempered. Perversely, Martin is also a photographer -- he takes the pictures, has them developed, asks friends to describe the pictures to him, and then labels them in Braille to make sure no one is tricking him. His housekeeper, Celia (Genevieve Picot), is also a photographer. Obsessed with Martin, she papers the walls of her home with pictures of him. But this obsession doesn't carry through to their relationship, which is a far from cordial one -- Celia torments Martin and Martin humiliates her. One day at a restaurant, after a nasty confrontation with a waitress who ignores him, Martin makes friends with the dishwasher, Andy (Russell Crowe). Martin invites him home to describe his photographs to him. Back at Martin's home, Andy meets Celia and he immediately falls in love with her. Jealous of Andy, Celia seduces him in an effort to discredit Andy with Martin and drive Martin into her arms.

Australian Film Institute Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1991 Australian Film Institute Awards Best Picture Won
1991 Australian Film Institute Awards Best Director Jocelyn Moorhouse Won
1991 Australian Film Institute Awards Best Actor Hugo Weaving Won
1991 Australian Film Institute Awards Best Supporting Actor Russell Crowe Won

Cannes Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1991 Cannes Film Festival Special Mention Won

S?o Paulo International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1991 S?o Paulo International Film Festival Critics Award Won

São Paulo International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1991 São Paulo International Film Festival Critics Award Won

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