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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 ...
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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Before love comes trust. Before trust comes proof. See more »


Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Did You Know?


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 »


[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 »


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 real blinder of a film!
4 December 2000 | by (Shrewsbury, England) – See all my reviews

Fantastic film with a slight surreal touch, helped by excellent producing that was not heavy handed or schmaltzy, but very human. Superbly acted by the three leads, particularly by Weaving and Picot. Haunting soundtrack to boot and you have a film that should stay with you for quite a while. Best line: I forgot!

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