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Blind Revenge (2009)

A Closed Book (original title)
Not Rated | | Thriller | 13 July 2012 (USA)
Sir Paul, a distinguished author, blinded in a horrific accident, advertises for an amanuensis, an assistant to help him with his writing. He employs the amiable Jane Ryder to be his eyes ... See full summary »

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Raoul Ruiz

Writer:

Gilbert Adair
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Cast

Cast overview:
Tom Conti ... Sir Paul
Daryl Hannah ... Jane Ryder
Miriam Margolyes ... Mrs. Kilbride
Elaine Paige ... Canvasser
Simon MacCorkindale ... Andrew Boles
Matthew Alexander Kaufman Matthew Alexander Kaufman ... Interviewee 1 (as Matthew Kaufman)
William Ellis ... Interviewee 2
Matthew Earley Matthew Earley ... Interviewee 3
Brogan West Brogan West ... Interviewee 4
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Sir Paul, a distinguished author, blinded in a horrific accident, advertises for an amanuensis, an assistant to help him with his writing. He employs the amiable Jane Ryder to be his eyes as he revisits scenes from his past and works on what he intends to be his final opus. Jane appears to be ideal: attractive, intelligent, unruffled by her employer's abrupt eccentricities. But, gradually, we come aware that Jane has another agenda. Incrementally, Sir Paul's familiar surroundings are altered. Strange things happen around the house and he becomes increasingly dependent on his new assistant. Jane plays increasingly sadistic games until their relationship breaks down... Written by Anonymous

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Worth more than the current score
8 November 2015 | by LaakbaarSee all my reviews

I think the top review by derektrottersk says it all. The reviews are too harsh on this movie. It's actually an intelligent, theatrical drawing-room drama about a sophisticated but blind art critic and his quiet and beautiful amanuensis. Each turns out to be not as they seem. Some of the dramatic tension comes from Sir Paul's blindness, and how he and those close to him deal with it. Some drama arises out of the scenario of a beautiful new woman living together with a difficult, handicapped old man in this grand manor house. I thought it was well played by both Conti and Hannah.

Not a movie to be avoided.


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