A blind teacher breaks the rules to help a female student rediscover the pleasures of life.

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Ian
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Eva
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Serrano
Francis Frappat ...
Doctor
João Lagarto ...
Brother Humberto
Alix Planco ...
Ian's Student
António Rolo ...
Ian's Student
Cláudia Soares ...
Ian's Student
Denilson Gomes ...
Ian's Student
Ellie Wallwork ...
Ian's Student
Grace Whitford ...
Ian's Student
Jason Monero ...
Ian's Student
Jonathan Delalonde ...
Ian's Student
Josua Black ...
Ian's Student
Lucy Hogan ...
Ian's Student
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Set in Lisbon, Portugal at an institute for the blind where children are taught to live with their disability, to not take risks, and to be comfortable at all times. Ian a non-conformist teacher who is also blind is hired at the school and introduces revolutionary methods: Rejecting the use of a cane, Ian teaches the children to achieve spatial orientation by using all of their senses including moving by the resonance of sound vibrations (echolocation), instinct, and the creative use of their imagination. Confident and even slightly over-aggressive, Ian charms the children and gives them a reason to hope, though they are always testing and questioning him to prove that he is one of them and never seem quite convinced of his sincerity. Ian's sessions take place right under the window of Eva (Alexandra Maria Lara), an adult patient who never leaves her room and does not speak to anybody. Surprisingly, she becomes one of his most responsive students and there is even a hint of romance. ... Written by Good Edward

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Fantastic, simply.
25 May 2014 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Again, out of nothing I chose to watch to this movie that ended up being a fantastic immersion into a slow pace sensible reality.

The technical features of the film, as intentional creations, say, the increased sounds of the environment are perfect; they invite you to be paying attention to details, no hurry, just feel.

The script though is very simple and with no highly complex layers overlapping, a directional plot being unleashed to the end in a good rhythm.

For these reasons, an 8 could be enough for rating, but I feel that for the urge for more sensible movies such as that, I can give it a 9.

We are all looking at things, and never seeing nothing. ;)


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