Blind (2006)

Blind
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 43mins.
Genres Drama, Romance, Foreign
Keywords coming-of-age, disability
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Hilde De Laere Producer n/a 3 3000002
Tamar Van Den Dop Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Gregor Meerman Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Sander Vos Editor n/a 172 7000001
Petra Goedings Producer n/a 3 3000001
Tamar Van Den Dop Director n/a 2 2000001
Joren Seldeslachts Actor n/a 1 1000002
Jan Decleir Actor n/a 1 1000003
Katelijne Verbeke Actor n/a 1 1000004
Halina Reijn Actor n/a 1 1000001
Synopsis
Late 19th century. Ruben is a young man who, along with his assorted household staff, inhabits a large estate in the country. Ruben is blind and rules the household through fierce tantrums and intimidation. This awful state of affairs comes to a head upon the arrival of Marie, a slightly odd-looking older woman who is just as strong-willed as Ruben. She refuses to become caught up in his power struggles, as she has been hired to read to him and she loves books more than anything else. Emotionally scarred by a childhood trauma, Marie believes herself to be grotesque, so a blind employer relieves her of self-consciousness. Ruben has affection for no one until Marie's quiet insight into his soul provokes feelings that he has never felt before. In the bleak winter months, these two outsiders find each other. And into their unlikely idyll swoops a doctor who claims that Ruben's eyesight can be restored through a new procedure. Ruben wants the operation to be able to finally see his true love, but Marie panics, convinced that Ruben will discover she is ugly and her only love will be destroyed.