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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 »

Genres:

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

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$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

[to a departing Martin]
Andy: You killed Ugly.
[Martin lifts cat out of garbage bin]
Andy: I think you broke his neck.
Martin: He's not dead.
Andy: Oh shit! Sorry Ugly!
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Referenced in Cinemania (2002) 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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A little gem
17 April 2000 | by Kay-54See all my reviews

If you are a Russell Crowe fan like me you owe it to yourself to go rent this early example of his work, which deservedly won many Australian film awards in 1991. The plot centers around 3 people - Martin (Hugo Weaving), blind since birth and distrustful of the world, his manipulative housekeeper Celia (Genevieve Picot), and Martin's young friend Andy (Crowe), whom he meets early in the movie. Martin feels that everyone lies to him, even his mother, because he is blind and "because they can." He takes pictures of his world in order to have "proof" that what people are telling him is true. Andy is the person he recruits to describe his photographs to him. The acting is first rate and the movie is in turn sad, funny, dark, and heart warming. In the end, Martin learns that although no one is perfect, sometimes you just have to trust in love. Highly recommended!


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