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Cactus (1986)

PG | | Drama, Romance | April 1987 (USA)
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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Club Speaker
Lionel Kowal ...
Eye Specialist
Jean-Pierre Mignon ...
Jean-Francois
Elsa Davis ...
Elsa
Ray Marshall ...
Kevin
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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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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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Remarkable
9 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

Paul Cox triumphed again with this unsentimental yet heartfelt story of blindness. What is most remarkable about the film is its refusal to sentimentalize the effect of blindness on its protagonist. A typical Hollywood treatment of the subject probably would have been too sentimental and melodramatic. Here, Cox evokes subtlety and nuance to display a myriad of emotions. It's very much a human film with a true sense of cinema. The breathtakingly static panoramic opening is the most cinematic you will ever witness, demanding the viewer's participation in equating film with art. Huppert gives her usual quality performance, aided by the familiar Australian cast Cox so often uses for his films.


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