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Proof (1991)

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The life of a blind photographer who is looked after by a housekeeper is disrupted by the arrival of an agreeable restaurant worker.

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Jocelyn Moorhouse
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugo Weaving ... Martin
Geneviève Picot ... Celia (as Genevieve Picot)
Russell Crowe ... Andy
Heather Mitchell Heather Mitchell ... Mother
Jeffrey Walker ... Young Martin
Daniel Pollock ... Punk
Frankie J. Holden Frankie J. Holden ... Brian
Frank Gallacher Frank Gallacher ... Vet
Saskia Post ... Waitress
Belinda Davey Belinda Davey ... Doctor
Cliff Ellen Cliff Ellen ... Cemetery Caretaker
Tania Uren Tania Uren ... Customer
Robert James O'Neill Robert James O'Neill ... Hoon
Anthony Rawling Anthony Rawling ... Hoon
Darko Tuscan Darko Tuscan ... Hoon
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Storyline

Black comedy about a blind man, Martin, who takes photographs as "proof" that the world really is as others describe it to him. The film explores his antagonistic relationships with Celia, who cleans and cooks for him and habitually rearranges the furniture in the house, and with Andy, a mate he thinks he can trust. Written by Anonymous

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Photographs don't lie, people do. See more »

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sensuality and some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La prueba See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$524,668
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Russell Crowe and Daniel Pollack also worked together in Romper Stomper, 2 years later. See more »

Goofs

The first time Martin enters his house, he gets surprised by Celia sitting and making a noise. However, since she is smoking, he could have smelled the smoke as soon as he had opened the door. Later in the movie, he is suggested to have a pretty sensitive nose for a perfume a lady is wearing in the veterinarian's office. See more »

Quotes

[Martin reads from the referral letter he has written for Celia]
Martin: "Celia was in my employment for three and a half years. She proved herself to be an efficient housekeeper and a lively and provocative conversationalist. I heartily recommend her services."
Celia: You didn't mention my breasts.
Martin: Celia has exceptional breasts. Would you like me to add that?
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.30 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphony No. 5 in C Minor
(1809) (uncredited)
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
First Movement played by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Nicholas Braithwaite
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Yes, Russell Crowe Is In This Movie
3 December 2000 | by daveisitSee all my reviews

Having noticed a film crew shooting in the gardens at the end of my street, I eventually realized the film was "Proof". I thought I better check it out, and was pleasantly surprised with the result.

I knew little about either Hugo Weaving or Russell Crowe at the time and thought they were both very good in it, especially Weaving. Like most Australian movies it was filmed on a low budget, and on this occasion produced very good results.

If you enjoyed this for reasons other than the "Crowe Factor", you should try some other Aussie films.

Eg. Malcolm (It's An Unreal Movie)


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