Flying Blind (2012)

 |  Drama  |  12 April 2013 (UK)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.7/10 from 275 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 16 critic

A stylish mix of erotic love story and political thriller. Helen McCrory stars as a brilliant aerospace engineer who is drawn into a passionate affair with a younger male student while ... See full summary »

Watch Trailer
0Check in
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Museum Hours (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When a Vienna museum guard befriends an enigmatic visitor, the grand Kunsthistorisches Art Museum becomes a mysterious crossroads that sparks explorations of their lives, the city, and the ways in which works of art reflect and shape the world.

Director: Jem Cohen
Stars: Mary Margaret O'Hara, Bobby Sommer, Ela Piplits
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A chronicle of the tragic love affair between American poet Elizabeth Bishop and Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares.

Director: Bruno Barreto
Stars: Glória Pires, Miranda Otto, Tracy Middendorf
A Promise (2013)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A romantic drama set in Germany just before WWI and centered on a married woman who falls in love with her husband's protégé. Separated first by duties and then by the war, they pledge their devotion to one another.

Director: Patrice Leconte
Stars: Rebecca Hall, Alan Rickman, Richard Madden
Fill the Void (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A young Hasidic Jewish woman is pressured into an arranged levirate marriage to an older widower.

Director: Rama Burshtein
Stars: Hadas Yaron, Yiftach Klein, Irit Sheleg
10.000 Km (2014)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Two people in love, two apartments - one in Barcelona and another on in Los Angeles - and the images of their past, present and future. Can love survive 10,000km?

Director: Carlos Marques-Marcet
Stars: Natalia Tena, David Verdaguer
Quantum Love (2014)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A family man's encounter with a beautiful woman develops into a mutual fascination.

Director: Lisa Azuelos
Stars: Sophie Marceau, François Cluzet, Lisa Azuelos
Flying Blind (1992–1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

This short-lived FOX sitcom featured Neil, a shy repressed guy who meets the girl of his dreams, Alicia, who is gorgeous and wild. Amazingly, they begin to date and the striking contrast ... See full summary »

Stars: Corey Parker, Téa Leoni, Robert Bauer
The War Boys (2009)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Three young vigilantes huddle on la linea ready to chase illegals back across the border into Mexico... but they soon learn that there are borderlines deep within each one of them that each of them has to cross.

Director: Ron Daniels
Stars: Victor Rasuk, Brian J. Smith, Benjamin Walker
Lawn Dogs (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Newly arrived in an up-market housing development, quiet ten-year-old Devon doesn't quite fit in. Ignoring the urgings of her social-climbing father, Devon chooses the company of Trent, who... See full summary »

Director: John Duigan
Stars: Sam Rockwell, Kathleen Quinlan, Mischa Barton
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A big-city reporter travels to the small town where her mother has been arrested for the murder of an elderly woman that she works for as a maid.

Director: Taylor Hackford
Stars: Kathy Bates, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Christopher Plummer
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

After a child dies in her care, a guilt-stricken teenager (Jessica Barden) feels threatened by a mysterious force.

Director: Alastair Siddons
Stars: Jessica Barden, Tony Curran, Alfie Hepper
Close-ups (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

37-year-old Marta gets married and wants to have a baby. But her toxic relationship with overbearing mother complicates her life in many ways.

Director: Magdalena Piekorz
Stars: Ewa Wisniewska, Joanna Orleanska, Lukasz Simlat


Credited cast:
Duncan Morehouse
Army Colonel
Sam Ellis ...
Harry Dixon
Najib Oudghiri ...
Glyn Grimstead ...
Terry Stockton
Cameron Stewart ...
Andrew Dockings
RAF Group Captain
James Bonser ...
Provocative Student
Philippa Howard ...
Nina Simons


A stylish mix of erotic love story and political thriller. Helen McCrory stars as a brilliant aerospace engineer who is drawn into a passionate affair with a younger male student while working on a government contract for an aircraft destined for military use. As the contract deadline nears, her doubts about her new lover mount, and she comes to understand the shadowy sides of her professional career and her personal life. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis




See all certifications »


Official Sites:

| |  »



Release Date:

12 April 2013 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Zaslepiona  »

Filming Locations:

Box Office


£345,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


The third of three micro-budget movies to be made in Bristol, UK under the iFeatures scheme. The first being In the Dark Half (2012) and the second 8 Minutes Idle (2012). See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Suspicion: how sociopolitical oppression can influence intimacy
3 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Though the USA format version of this British film and DVD is not yet available, the film could and should be seen on video on demand until the DVD is available for purchase. At this particular time in our history this story is a healthy look at the misunderstandings between the Muslims and non-Muslims and hopefully will hold a mirror to society to reexamine prejudice and misplaced fear and suspicion. Filmed in Bristol, England by director Katarzyna Klimkiewicz and based on a screenplay by Caroline Harrington, Bruce McLeod and Naomi Wallace, it is a rather quiet but powerful indictment against suspicion as played out in a love story.

Frankie (Helen McCrory), an attractive middle-aged woman, is a successful aerospace engineer designing drones for the British military. She also lectures at Bristol University where she meets a French-Algerian student Kahil (the immensely promising French Algerian actor Najib Oudghiri) They begin an affair and Frankie swiftly becomes obsessed with her young lover but after discovering, by accident, that he is a part-time taxi driver, she realizes that she doesn't really know Kahil, his past, or where his loyalties lie. The sweet but somewhat mysterious Kahil has friends who seem to be shady characters (except for his best friend Malik - Sheriff Eltayeb), his body carries the signs of torture, and he's lied about his student status. Frankie works in a sensitive field and becomes increasingly suspicious of Kahil's intentions towards her, and after MI5 informs her Kahil is a 'person of interest', she finds that she can't give him up so easily and starts to spy on him. She spies through his Internet history and rifles through a bag that may or may not be his. At the same time, Frankie's father Victor (Kenneth Cranham), the police and her work superiors begin to monitor her activities. Klimkiewicz ratchets up the tension and keeps us guessing as to Kahil's allegiances, while Frankie is, in turn, betrayed. Her protective father has his own doubts about Kahil and acts on them with devastating consequences. The ending is blisteringly pathetic for all concerned.

Though there are some questionable discrepancies in the script (such as how a highflying career woman is so easily derailed, emotionally and physically, by a sexual relationship with a younger man), but the acting and direction are so fine that these minor flaws become superfluous in the end. This is first and foremost a love story set in our perilous times and offers a lesson in understanding the manifestations of suspicion on interpersonal relationships.

Grady Harp

14 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Any thoughts? jeansheridan
Discuss Flying Blind (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: