Blindness

Blindness

 

Plot Summary 

Evocative of the SARS epidemic, or occurrences in the New Orleans Super Dome during Hurricane Katrina, Blindness takes place in a city which is ravaged by an epidemic of instant "white blindness". Those first afflicted are quarantined by the authorities in an abandoned mental hospital where the newly created "society of the blind" quickly breaks down. Criminals and the physically powerful prey upon the weak, hoarding the meager food rations and committing horrific acts. There is, however, one eyewitness to the nightmare; a woman whose sight is unaffected by the plague follows her afflicted husband to quarantine. There, keeping her sight a secret, she guides seven strangers who have become, in essence, a family. She leads them out of quarantine and onto the ravaged streets of the city, which has seen all vestiges of civilization crumble. Their voyage is fraught with danger, yet their survival and ultimate redemption reflect the tenacity and depth of the human spirit.


Cast & Crew

Actors Julianne Moore Director Fernando Meirelles
  Mark Ruffalo Writer Don McKellar
  Gael Garcîa Bernal Producers Andrea Barata
      Mark Ruffalo
      Gael Garcîa Bernal
    Distribution Entertainment One 

Additional Information

Rating 18 Running time 121 minutes
Language English Released 2008

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