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Release Date: October 3rd, 2008

DVD Release Date: February 10th, 2009

R|2 hr 0 min

Plot Summary
When an epidemic of a disease known as the "white sickness" appears in her city, the wife (Julianne Moore) of a doctor is one of the few individuals left who still has sight. Sent to a government asylum along with her now-blind husband (Mark Ruffalo), she sees conditions deteriorate until civilization itself is in jeopardy, prompting her break-out of the asylum to lead a small group to freedom.

Cast: Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Alice Braga, Yusuke Iseya, Yoshino Kimura, Don McKellar, Maury Chaykin, Mitchell Nye

Director: Fernando Meirelles

Genres: Drama, Thriller

Production Co: Rhombus Media Inc., Bee Vine, O2 Filmes

Distributors: Miramax Films

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Blindness is provocative cinema. But it also is predictable cinema: It startles but does not surprise. show more

  • Moore is always watchable, Ruffalo and Bernal get a nice rivalry going without ever establishing eye contact (as it were), and Danny Glover has some nice moments in an underdeveloped part as an older man who finds, to his benefit, that love is blind. show more

  • Murky and grainy, and showing human beings at their grimmest - thievery, rape, betrayal, murder - Blindness is no barrel of laughs. But it IS a barrel of pretentious metaphorical musings. show more

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