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Land of the Blind (2006)

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A soldier recounts his relationship with a famous political prisoner attempting to overthrow their country's authoritarian government.



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Rated R for violence, language and some sexual content/nudity | See all certifications »


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25 October 2007 (Portugal)  »

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Confesión bajo juramento  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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Can you spot all the totalitarian regimes?
17 September 2007 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This is a grim tale about how totalitarian regimes try to ban the free spirit out of the minds of their citizens. Performances by Ralph Fiennes, as the warden sympathetic to the cause, and Donald Sutherland, as the imprisoned rebel leader, are both splendid. I liked the satirical approach to the subject. Despite its harsh and eerie subject

  • the cycle of violence concerning revolutions and contra-revolutions -

it is also very funny movie on a darker level. It's an absolute blast to spot the existing dictatorial regimes they mixed up to create the most horrible regime imaginable.

Another great movie getting a mediocre score. It's a shame. Though I do understand that this is not the material for your average escapism of everyday life. This grim and violent tale is perhaps only interesting for those with an interest in modern history.

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