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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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Storyline

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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Before love comes trust. Before trust comes proof. 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)  »

Also Known As:

La prueba  »

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$524,668 (USA)
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Because his character, Andy, and Hugo Weaving's character, Martin, are supposed to be best mates, Russell Crowe set out to become good mates with Weaving by trying to share common interests. He would soon discover the only common interest they have together is that they are both huge fans of Doctor Who (1963). 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 »

Quotes

[confronts Martin after leaving restaurant]
Andy: You may be blind, but you still have to pay for what you ate.
Martin: I ate nothing. My meal never arrived.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.30 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphony No. 5 in C Minor
(1809) (uncredited)
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
First Movement played by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Nicholas Braithwaite
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A little gem
17 April 2000 | by (Michigan, USA) – See all my reviews

If you are a Russell Crowe fan like me you owe it to yourself to go rent this early example of his work, which deservedly won many Australian film awards in 1991. The plot centers around 3 people - Martin (Hugo Weaving), blind since birth and distrustful of the world, his manipulative housekeeper Celia (Genevieve Picot), and Martin's young friend Andy (Crowe), whom he meets early in the movie. Martin feels that everyone lies to him, even his mother, because he is blind and "because they can." He takes pictures of his world in order to have "proof" that what people are telling him is true. Andy is the person he recruits to describe his photographs to him. The acting is first rate and the movie is in turn sad, funny, dark, and heart warming. In the end, Martin learns that although no one is perfect, sometimes you just have to trust in love. Highly recommended!


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