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Blind Flight (2003)

The true story of Irishman Brian Keenan and Englishman John McCarthy's extraordinary relationship as hostages of militias in Lebanon during the 1979-91 Civil War.

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Kalim Koleilat ...
Industrial Cell - Kidnap Guard
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Industrial Cell - Militia Officer
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Storeroom - Joker
Dany El Khoury ...
Storeroom - Rida (as Dany B. Khoury)
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Storeroom - Senior Cleric
Mohamad Chamas ...
Underground Cell - Abed (as Mohammed Chamas)
Ziad Lahoud ...
Underground Cell - Said
Fadi Sakr ...
Underground Cell - Safi
Bahi Ghubril ...
Other Guards - Releasing Officer
Abdala Keserwani ...
Other Guards - Farmhouse Guard
Haroutioun Toupoushian ...
Other Guards - Mazin
Asbed Zaderian ...
Other Guards - First Gunman
Aine Ni Mhuiri ...
Brian's Mum
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Keenan and McCarthy spent 4.5 years confined together, held underground for much of their captivity, at times chained to each other and to the walls of their prisons. The two men, who could easily have found themselves at opposite ends of a gun barrel in Northern Ireland during the Troubles, instead forged a relationship which transcended all that appeared to divide them. "Blind Flight" tells the story of this compelling relationship as they both resurrect their deepest memories, feelings, fears and loves. In their near biblical journey they uncover many of the forces which made them blind and captive human beings prior to their physical captivity. They finally discover a compassion for their captors which makes the film a 'love story' in the fullest and most humanistic sense. Written by Anonymous

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9 April 2004 (UK)  »

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Brian's fingernails remain neatly trimmed throughout the period of captivity. See more »

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5 December 2004 | by (Brighton, England) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie recently at a showing in Brighton and listened to a talk by the director. This movie was brilliant. It's not normally the kind of movie i would choose to see but i'm so glad i did. It's an amazing story and one that everyone should no about. Its emotionally draining but well worth, it really makes you think and puts life into perspective.The story of these two men may not be known to many teenagers but it definitely needed to be told and John Furse has done a great job. Blind Flight is different and compelling, the directing is great and choice of location and actors make this movie incredible. I highly recommend this movie and urge you all to go and see it, and i wish John Furse the best of luck.


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