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Title:
Blindness
Author:
Ribeiro, Andrea Barata.
Edition:
Widescreen edition.
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : Miramax Films : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2009]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
A city is ravaged by an epidemic of 'white blindness.' Those first afflicted are quarantined by the authorities in an abandoned mental hospital where societal norms quickly breaks down. Criminals and the physically powerful prey upon the weak, hording the meager food rations and committing horrific acts. Inside the hospital is one eyewitness to the nightmare. Following her husband into the hospital, a woman whose sight is unaffected by the plague goes into quarantine. There, keeping her sight a secret, she guides seven strangers who have become like a family. She leads them out of quarantine and onto the ravaged streets of the city. Their voyage is fraught with danger, but their survival is a reflection of the depth of the human spirit.
General Note:
Title from container.

Based on the novel "Ensaio sobre a cegueira" by José Saramago.

Special features: "A Vision of Blindness" making of Blindness documentary; deleted scenes.
Language:
English

Spanish
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: R; for violence including sexual assaults, language and sexuality/nudity.
ISBN:
9780788892424
UPC:
786936775129

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This unflinching story begins when a plague of blindness strikes and threatens all of humanity. One woman (Julianne Moore) feigns the illness to share an uncertain fate in quarantine, where society is breaking down as fast as the crumbling surroundings.


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Fernando Meirelles' adaptation of Nobel Prize-winning author José Saramago's novel Blindness begins when an epidemic of blindness strikes the world. Mark Ruffalo stars as an eye doctor who awakens one morning to find that he suffers from the unexplained disorder. He, along with other victims, is sent to a government detention center so that they can be quarantined. His wife (Julianne Moore) pretends to be blind so that she can be with him inside the institution. Their time in the center grows more and more desperate as food and supplies dwindle, and one of the other citizens (Gael García Bernal) exercises dictatorial control over the others after he acquires a weapon. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi