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Blindness 2008 18

120 mins Canada Director. Fernando Meirelles

A formidable cast including Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Gael García Bernal and Danny Glover endow this thoughtful and haunting adaptation of José Saramago’s acclaimed novel.

Ruffalo plays the Doctor who begins to notice unexplained cases of blindness, a phenomenon that soon becomes a widespread epidemic with dire consequences for humanity. Director Fernando Meirelles (City of God) documents the breakdown of society in chilling detail, creating an affecting parable about survival that will linger in the memory.

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Directed by

Fernando Meirelles

Featuring

Gael García Bernal

Danny Glover

Alice Braga

Mark Ruffalo

Julianne Moore

Genres

Thriller

Collection

Tomorrow's World Based on the Book…

Certificate

18 Contains strong violence, some sexual

Released

2008

Country

Canada

Language

English

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