Proof (1991)

R  |   |  Drama  |  20 March 1992 (USA)
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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 overview, first billed only:
Geneviève Picot ...
Celia (as Genevieve Picot)
Heather Mitchell ...
Jeffrey Walker ...
Daniel Pollock ...
Frankie J. Holden ...
Frank Gallacher ...
Belinda Davey ...
Cliff Ellen ...
Cemetery Caretaker
Tania Uren ...
Robert James O'Neill ...
Anthony Rawling ...
Darko Tuscan ...


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

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Release Date:

20 March 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La prueba  »

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$524,668 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Russell Crowe and Daniel Pollack also worked together in Romper Stomper, 2 years later. See more »


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 »


Celia: Let's pretend we're blind.
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Features Bloodmoon (1990) See more »


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 proof is a proof
5 March 2004 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Goodness, this is a terrific movie! I was lucky to get my hands on it, as it has VERY limited access where I'm from. If you can get your hands on this film, buy it! And if you don't like it....give it to me! ok, lol.

Proof is not a comedy. It is not even a black comedy (or black, BLACKEST comedy) though it has some moments that will make you laugh or smile broadly ("You killed ugly!"). It isn't a movie so heavy either that you'll feel like someone's been slapping you throughout the film either. It is very poignant, often surreal, but very, very intelligent. Proof is a very complex movie. In other words, you can't label the characters, 'evil' or 'good' and be done with it. You got to look deeper, and the actors subtly bring it out to an external medium and you'll see it. You just gotta remember to open your eyes.

Hugo Weaving was amazing here. In fact they were all good! Including the dog. Weaving really makes you think he's a blind person, and I almost thought for a second he was until I heard "Mr Anderson" ringing in my head again.

Proof is probably the movie that comes closest to reality in people's lives. And the drive-in scene is priceless.

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