A woman who injured her eyes in car accident and a young blind man fall for each other. Is sight the only way to see the world?

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Colo
Robert Menzies ...
Robert
Norman Kaye ...
Tom
Monica Maughan ...
Bea
Banula Marika ...
Banduk
Sheila Florance ...
Martha
Peter Aanensen ...
George
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Lionel Kowal ...
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Jean-Pierre Mignon ...
Jean-Francois
Elsa Davis ...
Elsa
Ray Marshall ...
Kevin
Maurie Fields ...
Maurie
Sean Scully ...
Doctor
Dawn Klingberg ...
Pedestrian
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A woman who injured her eyes in car accident and a young blind man fall for each other. Is sight the only way to see the world?

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April 1987 (USA)  »

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Kaktus  »

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To Kariofili Mana mou (The Gun my Mother)
Written by Yannis Markopoulos (music) and Manos Eleftheriou (lyrics)
Under licensed from EMI Greece
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The story of a woman who begins to lose her sight following an accident.
13 November 2001 | by (Montreal, Canada) – See all my reviews

This is a brilliant work about sensory deprivation. Cox portrays the fear and uncertainty of loss of sight throughout his visual style. The Australians, notably Peter Weir, Bruce Beresford and Fred Schepisi have an astounding control and use of cinematic language to portray the senses and emotions of their characters.

I recommend other Aussie picks such as Picnic at Hanging Rock, Gallipoli, The year of living dangerously, Breaker Morant, Devil's Playground, The chant of Jimmy Blacksmith.


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