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Blinded (1997)

A ciegas (original title)
A Basque terrorist betrays her group by refusing to kill its enemies. Now the police want her behind bars and the commando wants her dead.


Daniel Calparsoro
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Najwa Nimri ... Marrubi
Alfredo Villa ... Mikel
Ramón Barea ... Clemente
Elena Irureta Elena Irureta ... Aitzpea
Mariví Bilbao Mariví Bilbao ... Paquita
Javier Nogueiras Javier Nogueiras ... Taxista
Víctor Peñas Víctor Peñas ... Andoni
Vidal Fernández Vidal Fernández ... Eneko
Begoña Zelaia Begoña Zelaia ... Madre de Eneko
Paul Zubillaga Paul Zubillaga ... Amigo Taxista
Kepa Gallego Kepa Gallego ... Hermano de Eneko
Teresa Calo Teresa Calo ... Mujer en chalet
Txema Sandoval Txema Sandoval ... Policía
Santi Ugalde Santi Ugalde ... Entrevistador (as Santiago Ugalde)
Andrés Zalduegui Andrés Zalduegui ... Militar


Marrubi works at a dry cleaners and suffers unwanted advances from her boss, Clemente. She's also an ETA commando. And so is her lover, Mikel. But she betrays her terrorist group; and she and Mikel end up on the run. The police want her behind bars; the terrorists want her dead. Marrubi takes refuge with her son at Clemente's mansion, but her troubles are far from over. Written by leandros

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Clemente: Kill her!
Paquita: Why?
Clemente: She's a terrorist, a murderer.
Paquita: So what?
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Violent and twisted film about a member of a terrorist organization that attempts to escape , being relentlessly pursued
14 September 2019 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

It deals with Marrubi , Najwa Nimri , she is a 20 year old girl who works at a dry cleaners in San Sebastián run by his mature boss Clemente : Ramon Bárea . She is an Eta member , a terrorist organization that committed massacres , around 1000 killings , and she belongs a commando who executes murders . She is the only girl on a men's violent band . Her life turned between an existence based on violence and her need to love her son . As everything becomes more complicated , as violence generates more violence .When she carries out a murderous mission she betrays his team and things go wrong .As the terrorist group wants her dead and a commando looks her for . Being mercilessly chased by both , the terroristas seeking vengeance and Ertzaintza or Basque Police who wants her behind bars . Then Marrubi escapes along with son , as she takes shelter at Clemente's home , where lives her chief accompanied by his servant , Marivi Bilbao , who have a peculiar relationship , but problems are far from over. Marrubi becomes involved into a criminal cobweb plenty of treason , kidnapping , getaway , and murders .

Thiller and drama movie with action , thrills , suspense and a twisted final . The picture has nice action scenes , pursuits , car crash , crossfire and lots of violence . Including real appearace by Erchancha or Basque Police carrying out actual operations. The highlights of the movie are some good action scenes as the Police goes into the flat or the final confrontation . Nice acting by Najwa Nimri as a Basque terrorist who betrays her commando by refusing to execute their objective , at the same time she suffers unwanted advances and abuses by her chief well played by Ramong Barea . Support cast is pretty good as Ramon Barea , Alfredo Villa , Marivi Bilbao, Elena Irureta , most of them are regular players in Calparsoro films .

It contains an evocative and adequate cinematography by Gonzalo F. Berridi . As well as thrilling and atmospheric musical score by Mario de Benito .The motion picture was middlingly directed by Daniel Calparsoro and made in his usual stile , full of tension, action , violence and complex roles . This A Ciegas attended at the Venice Festival where had a certain success . This is his third film , and belongs a trilogy set in Basque Country and starred by Najwa Nimri formed by Salto al Vacío, Pasajes and A ciegas . Calparsoro was born in Barcelona , though he is considered to be a Basque director .At the time he married Najwa Nimri , subsequently he divorced and married actress Patricia Vico , both actresses have interpreted his films . Calparsoro has become an expert on thrillers and action , including them dramatic elements, such as Ausentes , Asfalto , Guerreros , Invasor , El aviso, El castigo , La ira , Inocentes , and two very successful : Combustión and 100 años de perdon .Rating 5.5 , average , but passable and acceptable .

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7 October 1998 (France) See more »

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