Blindness | 2008

Drama, Adaptation
An epidemic of blindness sweeps through an unnamed contemporary city and pushes society to the brink of breakdown.

Cast

... Thief

Actor

... Doctor's Wife

Actor

... Doctor

Actor

... Man with Black Eye Patch

Actor

... Woman with Dark Glasses

Actor

... Bartender/King of Ward Three

Actor

... Minister of Health

Actor

... Accountant

Actor

... Woman with Insomnia

Actor

... Sergeant

Actor

... Pharmacist's Assistant

Actor

... First Blind Man

Actor

Company

1927 Audio

Production Company

Alamo Sound Studios

Production Company

Arte & Magia

Production Company

Financier

Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.

Production Company

Barcelona Filmes

Production Company

Synopsis

It begins in a flash, as one man is instantaneously struck blind while driving home from work, his whole world suddenly turned to an eerie, milky haze. One by one, each person he encounters--his wife, his doctor, even the seemingly good Samaritan who gives him a lift home--will in due course suffer the same unsettling fate. As the contagion spreads, and panic and paranoia set in across the city, the newly blind victims of the "White Sickness" are rounded up and quarantined within a crumbling, abandoned mental asylum, where all semblance of ordinary life begins to break down. But inside the quarantined hospital, there is one secret eyewitness: one woman who has not been affected but has pretended she is blind in order to stay beside her beloved husband. Armed with increasing courage and the will to survive, she will lead a makeshift family of seven people on a journey, through horror and love, depravity and beauty, warfare and wonder, to break out of the hospital and into the devastated city where they may be the only hope left.

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