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Proof -- A blind man so distrusts humanity that he compulsively take photographs that document his world. The only problem is, he's got to get somebody to describe his pictures to him.
Proof -- 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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20 March 1992 (USA) See more »
Before love comes trust. Before trust comes proof. See more »
The life of a blind photographer who is looked after by a housekeeper is disrupted by the arrival of an agreeable restaurant worker. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Hugo Weaving ... Martin
Geneviève Picot ... Celia (as Genevieve Picot)

Russell Crowe ... Andy
Heather Mitchell ... Mother
Jeffrey Walker ... Young Martin
Daniel Pollock ... Punk
Frankie J. Holden ... Brian
Frank Gallacher ... Vet

Saskia Post ... Waitress
Belinda Davey ... Doctor
Cliff Ellen ... Cemetery Caretaker
Tania Uren ... Customer
Robert James O'Neill ... Hoon
Anthony Rawling ... Hoon
Darko Tuscan ... Hoon
Adele Danielle ... Hoon (as Adele Daniele)
Roy Edmunds ... 2nd Policeman
Lisa Chambers ... Nurse
Suzanne Chapman ... Chemist Girl
Angela Campbell ... High Heeled Woman
Osvaldo Maione ... Waiter (as Oswaldo Maione)
Carole Patullo ... Kiosk Girl
Corey ... Bill - The Dog
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra ... Performers
Nicholas Braithwaite ... Conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Directed by
Jocelyn Moorhouse 
Writing credits
Jocelyn Moorhouse (written by)

Produced by
Lynda House .... produced by
Original Music by
Not Drowning Waving (original music by)
Cinematography by
Martin McGrath (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Ken Sallows (film editor)
Casting by
Gregory Apps (casting) (as Greg Apps)
Production Design by
Paddy Reardon  (as Patrick Reardon)
Set Decoration by
Dimity Huntington 
Makeup Department
Amanda Rowbottom .... make-up and hair
Production Management
Catherine Bishop .... production manager (as Catherine 'Tatts' Bishop)
Robert Graham .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Julie Burton .... second assistant director
P.J. Hogan .... second unit director (as Paul J. Hogan)
Tony Mahood .... first assistant director
Art Department
Chris James .... standby props
Rebecca O'Brien .... art department runner
Sound Department
Steve Burgess .... foley recordist
Steve Burgess .... sound mixer
Lloyd Carrick .... sound recordist
Lloyd Carrick .... sound recordist: second unit
Sue Clancy .... assistant dubbing editor
Chris Goldsmith .... boom
Gerry Long .... foley artist
Glenn Newnham .... dubbing editor
Glenn Newnham .... sound editor
Paul Pirola .... foley recordist
Roger Savage .... sound mixer
Eugene Winston .... sound transfers
Visual Effects by
Colin Tyler .... opticals
Chris Anderson .... stunt co-ordinator: New Generation Stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
John Bowering .... camera 1: second unit
Justin Brickle .... camera assistant: second unit
Johnny Earthmover .... best boy
Mark Gilfedder .... gaffer
Noel Jones .... camera 2: second unit
Warik Lawrance .... clapper/loader
Brett McDowell .... key grip
Calum McFarlane .... focus puller
Jennifer Mitchell .... stills photographer
Daryl Pearson .... best boy
Brendan Read .... electric trainee
Ian Sheath .... rostrum camera
John Tate .... grip
Roger Van Wensveen .... camera 3: second unit
Casting Department
Kelly O'Shea .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kerri Mazzocco .... wardrobe (as Ccerri Barnett)
Editorial Department
Paul Cross .... negative matching
Maria Kaltenthaler .... assistant film editor
Tim Morgan .... colour grading
Rowan Wilson .... negative matching
Music Department
Russel Bradley .... original music producer
David Bridie .... original music producer
Tim Cole .... original music producer
Brian May .... music score: "Blood Moon" by
Rowan McKinnon .... original music producer
Helen Mountfort .... original music producer
Not Drowning Waving .... original music producer
John Phillips .... original music by: Not Drowning, Waving
James Southall .... original music by: Not Drowning, Waving
Other crew
Ian Anderson .... laboratory liaison
Russell Boyd .... production/unit runner
Mandy Carter .... production accountant: Moneypenny Services
Keith Fish .... caterer: Food For Film
Kristina Frolich .... caterer: Food For Film
Tony Leonard .... insurance: Steeves Lumley
Angie Limoncelli .... casual assistant
Jakki Mann .... production co-ordinator
Bryce Menzies .... legal consultant: Roth Warren & Menzies
Mez O'Brien .... casual assistant
Arch Roberts .... safety officer
Oliver Streeton .... title design
Mim Tsantis .... location assistant (as Mimika Tsantis)
Anne Went .... continuity
Matthew Apps .... with thanks to
Ann Brown .... with thanks to: Hill & Parkinson
Teresa Bruno .... with thanks to: Zia Theresa Restaurant (as Theresa Bruno)
Elizabeth Creese .... with thanks to
Brent Franklin .... with thanks to
Dowie Hogan .... with thanks to
P.J. Hogan .... with thanks to (as Paul)
Nita Johns .... with thanks to
Ollie O'Donnell .... with thanks to
Cristina Pozzan .... with thanks to
Keith Walton .... with thanks to
Trevor Welby .... with thanks to
Crew verified as complete

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Rated R for sensuality and some language
86 min | USA:90 min (DVD)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Russell Crowe and Daniel Pollack also worked together in Romper Stomper, 2 years later.See more »
Factual errors: 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 »
[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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Movie Connections:
Features Bloodmoon (1990)See more »
Symphony No. 5 in C MinorSee more »


How does it end?
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34 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
A Great Movie from Down Under, with better acting by Crowe than in Gladiator, 6 May 2003
Author: Doug (padawandoug) from Portland, Oregon

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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