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Proof (1991)

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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Frankie J. Holden ...
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Cemetery Caretaker
Tania Uren ...
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Robert James O'Neill ...
Hoon
Anthony Rawling ...
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Darko Tuscan ...
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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:

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$524,668
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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 »

Quotes

Andy: Your whole life's the truth. Have some pity on the rest of us.
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Connections

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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Early Crowe - total brilliance!
6 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

Aussie Films are much like the Ford Motor Company. They're either a world beater - or mainstream mediocrity! This little offering is the Shelby Mustang of 90's movie-making.

Weaving is spellbinding (FORGET Agent Smith of THE MATRIX) as a blind photographer who has this unshakeable belief that people lie to him because of his blindness. His world revolves around photographs that others must visually interpret for him. He has a housekeeper that wishes she could do more than housekeep and the day he meets Andy, a dishwasher at the local restaurant, is the first day of a new beginning...but for who?

Suffice to say, Crowe as Andy shows all the portents of future stardom simply by being Russell Crowe. He is superb without really doing anything. For just a three character film, this is spellbinding stuff (much like THE INTERVIEW).

No more need be divulged. I would simply say this is one of the best films I have ever seen. It deserved every award it won. This is a 10! See it!


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