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25 October 2007 (Portugal) See more »
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A soldier recounts his relationship with a famous political prisoner attempting to overthrow their country's authoritarian government. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Ralph Fiennes ... Joe

Donald Sutherland ... Thorne

Tom Hollander ... Maximilian II

Lara Flynn Boyle ... First Lady

Marc Warren ... Pool

Ron Cook ... Doc

Robert Daws ... Jones

Laura Fraser ... Madeleine

Jonathan Hyde ... Smith

Camilla Rutherford ... Tania

Don Warrington ... First Sergeant

Miranda Raison ... Daisy

Nigel Whitmey ... Anchorman

Leigh Zimmerman ... Anchorwoman

Mackenzie Crook ... Editor
Cory McAbee ... Torturer - Mister Salty

Matthew Marsh ... Papa Max
Max Harvey ... Butler
George Potts ... Fat Comedian

Dominic Coleman ... Skinny Comedian
Robert Jezek ... Room 12 Official

Mark Dymond ... Sen. Roger 'Jolly' Lyme

Dan Fredenburgh ... Rep. Johnny Boy Barth

Michael Smiley ... Thorne's Lieutenant

Harry Eden ... Young Guard - Shithead
Alan Westaway ... Hostage

Nitin Ganatra ... Prison Official
Philippe Smolikowski ... Judge (as Philippe Smolikoski)

John Sharian ... Guy in Strip Club
Bruce Wong ... Official

Michael De Nola ... 'Out for Vengeance' Gangster (as Michael DeNola)
Ian Chorao ... 'Out for Vengeance' Cop (as Ian Choräo)
Vanessa De Nola ... 'Out for Vengeance' Female Hostage (as Vanessa Kuhn-DeNola)
Leo Potter ... Young Junior
Enoch Frost ... Re-education Camp Guard

Tim Plester ... Re-education Camp Prisoner

Avin Shah ... Re-education Camp Prisoner
Daniel Hubbard ... Re-education Camp Prisoner
Henry Breitrose ... Professor Morales
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Greg Bennett ... Paparazzi (uncredited)
Jonathan Emmett ... Prisoner (uncredited)
Timothy Hallett ... Young President (uncredited)
Joey Jeetun ... Thorne's Aide (uncredited)
Dean Knowsley ... Execution Soldier (uncredited)
Angela P. Martinez ... Secretary (uncredited)

Jodhi May ... Joe's Mother (uncredited)

Philip Rosch ... Joe's Mother's Man (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Edwards 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Robert Edwards (written by)

Produced by
Mohammed Ahmed .... executive producer
Burdette Anderson .... post-production producer
Jon Avnet .... producer
Karinne Behr .... executive producer
Sheikh Mohamed Bin Salman .... executive producer (as Shiek Mohammed Bin Salman Al Khalifa)
Alex Brown .... co-producer
Cerise Hallam Larkin .... producer
Alan Latham .... producer
Philippe Martinez .... producer
Douglas W. Miller .... executive producer
Marsha Oglesby .... executive producer
Ferne Pearlstein .... associate producer
Richard Rionda Del Castro .... co-producer
Stanley Roup .... producer
Hugh Spurling .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Guy Farley 
 
Cinematography by
Emmanuel Kadosh (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ferne Pearlstein 
 
Casting by
Daniel Hubbard 
 
Production Design by
Mark Larkin 
 
Art Direction by
Mike Stallion 
 
Set Decoration by
Judy Farr  (as Jude Farr)
 
Costume Design by
Phoebe De Gaye  (as Phoebe DeGaye)
 
Makeup Department
Dave Bonneywell .... special makeup effects artist
Richard Glass .... contact lens optician
Barrie Gower .... prosthetic makeup artist
Manuela Grosu .... hair stylist: Mr. Sutherland
Susan Howard .... makeup artist (as Sue Howard)
Susanne Moser .... make up artist: dalies
Jemma Scott-Knox-Gore .... contact lens technician
Loulia Sheppard .... hair stylist
Rupert Simon .... makeup artist
Anne Spiers .... hair designer
Anne Spiers .... makeup designer
Edwina Voda .... makeup artist: Mr. Sutherland
 
Production Management
Burdette Anderson .... post-production supervisor: Bauer Martinez Studios Inc.
Gisela Evert .... post-production supervisor
Joan Schneider .... unit production manager
Luke Walker .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jonny Benson .... third assistant director
Toby Hosking .... second assistant director
Ben Hughes .... first assistant director
Ferne Pearlstein .... second unit director
Kevin Westley .... first assistant director: second unit
 
Art Department
Barry Arnold .... dressing props
Simon Aronson .... stand-by props assistant
Peter Bigg .... dressing props
Anna Bregman .... additional art director
Thomas Brown .... stand-by art director
Tom Brown .... stand-by art director
Corina Burrough .... production buyer
Graham Cole .... stand-by carpenter
Gareth Cousins .... additional art director
Clive D'Cruze .... supervising stagehand
Gene D'Cruze .... construction manager
Colin Ellis .... additional dressing props
Anthony Hogan .... stand-by stagehand
Robyn Larkin .... graphic designer
Michael Law .... carpenter (as Micky Law)
Terry Law .... carpenter
Danny Margetts .... supervising carpenter
Francesca Mauri .... stand-by props
Paul Purdy .... property master
Henry Armand Smith .... art department assistant
Brian Stagg .... chargehand carpenter
 
Sound Department
Simon Brown .... boom operator
Simon Brown .... sound maintenance
Patrick Dodd .... adr editor
Patrick Dodd .... dialogue editor
Patrick Dodd .... sound designer
Richard Fleming .... sound recordist: 'Out for Vengeance' unit
Samir Foco .... adr recordist
Samir Foco .... foley recordist
Hugh Johnson .... dubbing mixer
Srdjan Kurpjel .... sound effects editor
Melissa Lake .... foley walker
Derek Norman .... sound mixer
Pietro Paletti .... foley editor
Jack Stew .... foley walker
Vanesa Lorena Tate .... sound assistant (as Vanesa Tate)
Melanie Walters .... sound assistant
Mustafa Durma .... foley editor (uncredited)
Tirso Guinon .... dubbing assistant (uncredited)
Danton Tanimura .... sound editor (uncredited)
Burak Topalakci .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Neal Champion .... special effects supervisor
Ed Smith .... special effects floor supervisor
Bernard Newton .... special effects (uncredited)
Rob Tucker .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Ted Griffis .... special digital effects
Richard Hart .... visual effects producer: Molinare Studio
Caroline Hewson .... visual effects coordinator: Molinare Studio
Simon Kilroe .... lead compositor: Molinare Studio
Simon Percy .... visual effects: Molinare Studio
Jola Piesakowska .... visual effects supervisor: Molinare Studio
Anthony Webb .... compositor: Molinare Studio
Lara Zoe Northway .... digital intermediate assistant (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Tom Aitken .... stunts
David Anders .... stunts
Gabe Cronnelly .... stunts
Levan Doran .... stunts
Vincent Keane .... stunt coordinator (as Vince Kean)
Derek Lea .... stunts
Peter Miles .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
F.P. Bjornlundsen .... director of photography: 'Out for Vengeance' unit
Pete Cavaciuti .... Steadicam operator (as Peter Cavaciuti)
Asaf Ezer .... video assist operator
James Foster .... clapper loader: second unit
Nimi Getter .... gaffer (as Nimrod Getter)
Alan Hall .... clapper loader
Graham Hall .... focus puller
Benjamin Kerr .... electrician
Dan Lowe .... best boy
Ian Mulcahy .... electrician
Ferne Pearlstein .... cinematographer: second unit
Barney Piercy .... focus puller: second unit
Nick Ray .... grip
Adrian Roup .... camera operator: electronic press kit
Ross Sheppard .... camera trainee
James Smith-Pryor .... electrician
Ricky Stelling .... rigger
Mike Valentine .... camera operator: underwater
Nick Wall .... still photographer
Matt Wilson .... additional electrician
Darrell Woods .... trainee grip
 
Animation Department
Gus D'Angelo .... animator: Quickie Cartoons, Torture Cartoon sequence
Vinnie D'Angelo .... animator: Quickie Cartoons, Torture Cartoon sequence
 
Casting Department
Kelly Valentine Hendry .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alan Birkett .... costume supervisor (as Allan Birkett)
Morgan Elliott .... assistant costume designer
Vidya Krishnamurthy .... wardrobe stand-by
Christine Mayrhofer .... costume trainee
Luan Placks .... costume design assistant
Richard Sale .... additional costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Christopher Robin Bell .... additional editor (as Christopher R. Bell)
Kate Coggins .... assistant editor
Andrew Dearnley .... digital film operator: Molinare Studio
Joss Flores .... baselight assistant: Molinare Studio
Tom Kinnersly .... second assistant editor
Soren Kloch .... digital film supervisor: Molinare Studio
Fiona Mackay .... post-production assistant
Connan McStay .... digital intermediate editor: Molinare Studio
Walter Slater Murch .... assistant editor
Gareth Parry .... senior digital intermediate editor: Molinare Studio
Sara Pellegrini .... second assistant editor
Pete Price .... second assistant editor
Nic Smith .... film scanning operator: Molinare Studio
Tim Waller .... colorist: Molinare Studio
Jonathan Yau .... baselight assistant: Molinare Studio
Travis Dutch .... tape-to-tape colorist (uncredited)
Brett Greenberg .... post-production intern (uncredited)
Kristian Whitlock .... digital intermediate on-line assistant editor (uncredited)
Mark Wright .... negative cutter (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Ron Bird .... location security
Roy Cummins .... location security
Helene Lenszner .... location manager
Amy McCombe .... assistant location manager
Demetri Jagger .... location projectionist: dailies (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Mark David .... musician: trumpet
Guy Farley .... conductor
Guy Farley .... music producer
Ben Georgiades .... music mixer: Sphere Studios
Ben Georgiades .... music score recordist: Abbey Road
Janice Graham .... musician: lead and solo violin
Phil Hope .... additional music supervisor
Tom Hough .... assistant score recording engineer
Will Johnstone .... programmer: ProTools
Alistair Mackie .... musician: trumpet
Steve Mair .... musician: double bass
Scrap Marshall .... assistant score recording engineer
John Parricelli .... musician: guitar
Andrew Pearce .... orchestrator
Gary Spolding .... music preparation
Adrian Thomas .... musical associate
Paul Watkins .... musician: solo cello
Tom Webster .... score mixing assistant
Simon White .... music supervisor
Mikael Carlsson .... executive soundtrack producer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Malcolm Cooper .... driver: facilities
Lawrence Duncan .... driver: facilities
Arif Erbos .... additional unit driver
Colin Giffin .... unit driver
David Grose .... transportation coordinator
Rob Hempenstall .... unit driver (as Robert Hempenstall)
Peter Herst .... additional unit driver (as Peter C. Herst)
Wade Hinkley .... driver: facilities
Matt Hollyfield .... driver: facilities
Nick Jewell .... driver: facilities
Darren Leen .... additional unit driver
Steve Mitchard .... unit driver
Enyo Mortty .... unit driver
Guy Bostock .... vehicles coordinator (uncredited)
Ian Clarke .... vehicle technician (uncredited)
Sean Thornton .... picture vehicle technician (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Helen Allibone .... additional floor runner
Kate Anderson .... legal affairs: Templar Productions
Martin J. Barab .... legal services
Justin Bennett .... clearance
Shirley Bester .... production executive: Bauer Martinez Studios Inc.
Stephen Burgoyne .... office manager: Lucky 7 Productions
Ian Burlingham .... legal services: Ian Burlingham Solicitors
Gavin Charlton .... caterer
James Cope .... cashier
Sarah Culliver .... assistant: Ms. Flynn Boyle
Farnaz Donovan .... assistant accountant
Fabien Dufour .... work experience
Kreepa Gohil .... assistant coordinator (as Kreepa Gohill)
Nicola Gregory .... unit nurse
Fiona Harper .... assistant to producers
Harriet Howe .... stand-in: Ms. Flynn Boyle
Will Hutchinson .... legal services
Jason Jalloul .... stand-in: Mr. Hollander
Nick Jeffries .... supervising armorer
Helga Lavin .... legal assistant: Lucky 7 Productions
Gabby Le Rasle .... production coordinator (as Gabrielle La Rasle)
Duncan Manning .... head caterer
Pascal Martin .... production staff
Tobi Mathews .... legal services: Lovell Jacksom Mathews
Michaela Miesen .... production secretary
Paul Mindel .... stand-in: Mr. Finnes
Stephen Naulls .... production accountant
Natalie Payne .... caterer
Victoria Piller-Carson .... financial controller
Kevin Proctor .... production assistant
Holly Pullinger .... assistant: Mr. Sutherland
Kenn Rabin .... archival researcher (as Kenneth Rabin)
Charlie Reed .... stand-in: Mr. Sutherland (as Charles Reed)
Joy Schoenborn .... financial controller: Templar Productions
Sylvia Sichel .... assistant: 'Out for Vengeance' unit
Barney Smith .... caterer
Trevor Speed .... rushes runner
Claudine Strasser .... script supervisor
Elizabeth Usher .... floor runner
Adrienne Weiss .... script consultant
David Wilcock .... trainee assistant accountant
Julia Wilson Dickson .... voice coach
Jack Yiokoumi .... caterer
Kevin Chalk .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
Scott Hamshere .... armorer (uncredited)
Kelly Messias .... assistant: Mr. Fiennes (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Mem Ferda .... thanks
 

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Rated R for violence, language and some sexual content/nudity
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USA:110 min (Cannes Film Festival)
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The prison in which Thorne is thrown has a special cell, which we only know by number, where prisoners face their worst nightmare. This is a reference to George Orwell's masterpiece "1984", a novel about a man living in a totalitarian world where the rulers have the power to change every record of the past in order to control everything, even memories.See more »
Quotes:
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Anchorwoman:So many fond memories of Maximilian the First on the tenth anniversary of our glorious leader's death.
Anchorman:Many of course doubted that his son and heir, Maximilian II, could live up to the example of his charismatic father. But the man affectionately called Junior has valiantly continued against the pesky rebellion, led by the playwright turned terrorist, John Thorne.
Anchorwoman:Once derided as the playboy Prince more interested in the movie business, the President-for-life announced today that he would not rest until he has rid the country of these criminals whom he called, quote, "Really bad guys". In a gesture of goodwill to the commemorate his father's memory, the President today also commuted the sentences of several men condemned to the gallows today, sending them to the guillotine instead.
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25 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
A quiet sigh about the state of the world, 18 July 2006
Author: Laert from Munich, Germany

An unnamed country is ruled by a horny birdbrained tyrant, while the intellectual revolutionary Thorne, hero of the resistance, is tortured in an inhuman prison. When the enduring riots threaten to get out of control, the government is forced to release Thorne. With the help of Joe, the Winston Smith or Bernhard Marx of the story, Thorne brings down the despotic government and takes over control. However, the hope for freedom and a better world doesn't last long...

In the official program of the Film Festival in Munich, LAND OF THE BLIND was announced as "a satiric political drama about terrorism, revolution, and the power of memory". In fact, the film story is rather conventional. After the outlines of the story become clear, the further development is rather obvious. However, for several reasons the movie is still very much worth seeing.

The first reason is the performance by Ralph Fiennes. He was willing to take part in the non-lucrative project even though he had to wait three years until the money was raised. His presence adds a breath of magic to the movie.

Another reason rare the numerous cinematographic and intermedial allusions (Kubrick, Lucas) that give you the satisfactory "aha" when you recognize some hint.

At last, it is the fable-like setting: neither time nor place are specified, and the hints like typewriters or Asiatic palaces are deliberately controversial. Together with the satiric elements, this aspect makes the film more entertaining and less pretentious.

The film is promoted by "Human Rights Watch", although Robert Edwards' intention was certainly not a clamant "call to arms", but rather a quiet sigh about the state of the world.

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