A film director loses his sight in an accident and must learn to live without his eyes. He and the blind woman assigned to help him go on a funny and romantic adventure that will change both their lives.
Hilmir Snær Guðnason,
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Antoine Monot Jr.
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Juan Diego Botto,
Instead of taking the very much abused formula of two individuals finding each other in an unlikely relationship through some unbelievable twist of fate, with the relationship triumphing romantically in the end against all odds, this film is more or less a look at the progression towards emotional maturity for one man.
It begins with the main character running from *another* romantic commitment - one of many, the audience is told, in his life. He takes us back in time in a series of flashbacks to various pivotal moments of his romantic life, starting with his stunning high school sweetheart and first love. I must admit I was rolling my eyes in despair when the flashbacks began but I was surprised - in a good way.
Many elements are clichéd, the acting adequate, the directing and cinematography passable, and when viewed from a strictly academic point of view, there is nothing particularly unique about the style of film-making. However, the film manages to stand out among the sea of intercloned features within its genre. Save for perhaps the slight predictability of some parts, there aren't too many glaring flaws. The dialogue was witty (at least the subtitle was), the characters likable despite their imperfections, and the use of musical soundtrack was effective. I voted 7/10, but I actually enjoyed quite a bit more than that. *guilty pleasure*
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