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Imagine (2012)

Not Rated | | Drama | 12 April 2013 (Poland)
A blind teacher breaks the rules to help a female student rediscover the pleasures of life.

Director:

Andrzej Jakimowski

Writer:

Andrzej Jakimowski (screenplay)
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5 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward Hogg ... Ian
Alexandra Maria Lara ... Eva
Melchior Derouet Melchior Derouet ... Serrano
Francis Frappat Francis Frappat ... Doctor
João Lagarto João Lagarto ... Brother Humberto
Alix Planco Alix Planco ... Ian's Student
António Rolo António Rolo ... Ian's Student
Cláudia Soares Cláudia Soares ... Ian's Student
Denilson Gomes Denilson Gomes ... Ian's Student
Ellie Wallwork Ellie Wallwork ... Ian's Student
Grace Whitford Grace Whitford ... Ian's Student
Jason Monero Jason Monero ... Ian's Student
Jonathan Delalonde Jonathan Delalonde ... Ian's Student
Josua Black Josua Black ... Ian's Student
Lucy Hogan 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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Poland | Portugal | France | UK

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English | French | Portuguese | German

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12 April 2013 (Poland) See more »

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A képzelet ereje See more »

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Lisbon, Portugal See more »

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I wonder what a blind person would think about this film
26 October 2013 | by Rox73See all my reviews

I don't know anyone who is blind and I have never interacted with blind people. Edward Hogg was a very convincing blind person (as far as my limited knowledge of blindness goes). Great actor with a lot of charisma. "They look but they don't see" - yes, that should be written on the foreheads of most of us who aren't blind. I think I will appreciate the sounds and scents of life a little bit more from now on after seeing this excellent film - a subject not many have covered in show business. What I would want to know though, is it possible for a blind person to fine tune their other senses so much that they don't need a cane or a dog?


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