Blue Eyes (2009) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • Before his compulsory retirement, on his last day of work, Marshall, JFK airport's chief Immigration officer, detains a group of Latin Americans and expose them to a series of humiliating situations. Blinded by prejudice, Marshall ends up causing the death of a young Brazilian. After a period in prison, Marshall goes to Brazil, deadly ill and in a desperate search in order to purge his guilt. In his quest, he is guided by Bia, a young prostitute.

    - Written by Isabel Joffily
  • On the last working day before the compulsory retirement, the bigoted and bitter US Chief of Costumers and Boarder Protection Marshall confines a group of Latin American immigrants in the airport. While Officers Bob Estevez and Sandra interview the immigrants to investigate their real intentions, the alcoholic Marshall humiliates them with his prejudice. When the Brazilian Nonato, who has been living in North America for ten years and is the owner of a small catering for workers, presents his legal documents that prove that he is returning to America after visiting his daughter in Brazil, the abusive Marshall does not accept his documentation and degrades him and his private life with humiliations. Nonato argues with Marshall and has a nervous breakdown that leads the situation to a tragedy. Marshall is imprisoned and when he is released years later terminal with a tumor in the kidney, he travels to the Northeastern of Brazil to seek out Nonato's daughter Luiza. In Recife, he meets the young prostitute Bia that agrees to guide him to Petrolina, where the Luiza lives, in a quest for redemption.

    - Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Also, he developed cancer and went to "purge his guilt"? Come on. These people have NO feelings. It's all about the money and power. They are bullies. Another fantasy of this movie. Maybe to protect the innocent, the movie should be a REAL STORY of abuse and humiliation and NO justice is ever served on the victim and his/her family.

    - Written by Me


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