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The life of a blind photographer who is looked after by a housekeeper is disrupted by the arrival of an agreeable restaurant worker.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Geneviève Picot ...
Celia (as Genevieve Picot)
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Heather Mitchell ...
Mother
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Daniel Pollock ...
Punk
Frankie J. Holden ...
Brian
Frank Gallacher ...
Vet
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Waitress
Belinda Davey ...
Doctor
Cliff Ellen ...
Cemetery Caretaker
Tania Uren ...
Customer
Robert James O'Neill ...
Hoon
Anthony Rawling ...
Hoon
Darko Tuscan ...
Hoon
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Black comedy about a blind man, Martin, who takes photographs as "proof" that the world really is as others describe it to him. The film explores his antagonistic relationships with Celia, who cleans and cooks for him and habitually rearranges the furniture in the house, and with Andy, a mate he thinks he can trust. Written by Anonymous

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Photographs don't lie, people do. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for sensuality and some language | See all certifications »

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20 March 1992 (USA)  »

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$524,668 (USA)
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Russell Crowe and Daniel Pollack also worked together in Romper Stomper, 2 years later. See more »

Goofs

The first time Martin enters his house, he gets surprised by Celia sitting and making a noise. However, since she is smoking, he could have smelled the smoke as soon as he had opened the door. Later in the movie, he is suggested to have a pretty sensitive nose for a perfume a lady is wearing in the veterinarian's office. See more »

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[to a departing Martin]
Andy: You killed Ugly.
[Martin lifts cat out of garbage bin]
Andy: I think you broke his neck.
Martin: He's not dead.
Andy: Oh shit! Sorry Ugly!
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Referenced in Game-On: Martin's Baby (1998) See more »

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Symphony No. 5 in C Minor
(1809) (uncredited)
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
First Movement played by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
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A Great Movie from Down Under, with better acting by Crowe than in Gladiator
6 May 2003 | by (Portland, Oregon) – See all my reviews

This is, simply put, a great movie. I won't go into the plot too much, as many other commenters do a good job of that. But suffice to say, the trio of Russell Crowe, Hugo Weaving and Genevieve Picot do more acting in this movie than is contained in all of the blockbusters the first two have made since. (I haven't seen Picot in anything else, so can't comment on her subsequent choices.)

It is definitely a small movie. But that's not a bad thing. Most people's lives are small, and this movie is a good example of how even small events -- especially small events -- can have a huge impact on a person's life.

The essential thing about the movie is not that it's about a blind guy. It's about a guy who is incapable (at the beginning, anyway) of trust. Which is why he must have "proof" of everything around him in the form of photographs (which he, paradoxically, cannot see himself, but must have described to him). By the end of the movie, he has grown enough, or become desperate enough, to try to trust Andy, and show him the most "most important photo I've ever taken."

Genevieve Picot, as the suffering, love stricken housekeeper of Martin, is great. I wish I could see more of her work.

This movie also has some really funny moments, and yes, the funniest line is "I forgot." The second funniest is "Brian." See the movie and you will understand (and laugh your ass off too).

One final note: SEE THIS MOVIE!!!!! (Also: make sure to watch on a TV with good sound. It's important for the ending (the last moment before the credits roll).)


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