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Blind (2011)

Beul-la-in-deu (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 10 August 2011 (South Korea)
Su-a loses her sight and kid brother in a car accident. No more police academy. 3 years later she takes a taxi which hits a woman. Su-a gets out. After reporting it, a cop works with her learning that her 4 other senses "see".

Director:

Sang-hoon Ahn

Writers:

Min-seok Choi, Andy Yoon (dramatization)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ha-neul Kim ... Min Soo-ah (as HaNeul Kim)
Seung-ho Yoo ... Kwon Gi-seob (as Seung Ho Yoo)
Hie-bong Jo Hie-bong Jo ... Detective Jo
Yang Yeong-jo Yang Yeong-jo ... Myeong-jin
Mi-kyung Kim Mi-kyung Kim ... Director (as Mi-Kyeong Kim)
Choong-seon Park Choong-seon Park ... President
Bo-Gum Park ... Dong-hyeon (as Park Bo-gum)
Dal-i Dal-i ... Wisdom
Won Poong-Yeon Won Poong-Yeon ... Detective 1
Eun-seok Choi Eun-seok Choi ... Detective 2 (as Choi Eun-Seok)
Dae-hwan Oh Dae-hwan Oh ... Detective 3
Ju-u Jeon Ju-u Jeon ... Detective 4
Min-ji Song Min-ji Song ... Min-joo
Hyun-ju Kim Hyun-ju Kim ... Care mother
Sa Hee Sa Hee ... Jeong-yeon
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Storyline

A missing person case involving a female university student and the victim in a hit and run case appears to be the same person. Detectives look for a witness. A witness, Min Soo-Ah appears, but Min Soo-Ah is blind. She used to be a promising student at the police academy. With her acute senses, Min Soo-Ah is able to reveal important clues on the hit and run case. Another witness, Kwon Gi-Seob then appears. Gi-Seob, who witnessed the case with his own eyes, gives contradictory statements to Min Soo-Ah. The investigation then goes through many twists and turns, while Min Soo-Ah finds herself up against the killer. Written by Stanislav S, Sochi, Russia

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Don't Be Deceived By What You See


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Official Sites:

Official site [South Korea]

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

10 August 2011 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Blind See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,618,827
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Production Co:

MoonWatcher Co. See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Subtle and Unspectacular, but Solid Enough!
8 June 2012 | by cremeaSee all my reviews

Spoilers, Spoilers, Spoilers.

Blind is a 2011 Korean movie about a blind person, who would've guessed?...More specifically, its crime-drama-thriller that revolves around the hunt for a serial killer in which said blind person is the central figure.

SPOILERS AHEAD!

The film's star (Kim Ha-Neul) is as splendid as always; she plays a former exemplary police cadet who lost both her vision and her younger directionless brother years ago due to a tragic accident which she blames herself for. As times passes, she tries to cope with the accident, and simply move forward in life, as best as possible.

Meanwhile, there is a lunatic at large that is killing and torturing young women. The police are baffled and have very few valid leads, until fate intervenes one rainy night and the blind woman comes face to face with the killer himself while he's committing a crime. She's called in for police questioning afterwards as more or less a matter of procedure. She's mostly disregarded at first until it becomes more and more clear to the detective interviewing her that she can provide valuable clues and insight to the case despite her disability.

A short time later, a young punk is also called in as a witness to the same crime that the blind woman "experienced". He can see, and his recollection of events of the crime contradicts that of the blind woman. As a result of his differing opinion of what occurred, the police have no choice to consider this another potentially invalid lead, and leave the one detective in charge of sorting it out while they utilize their man power to focus on other leads.

Now, as should be obvious at this point, both the blind woman and the young punk actually did witness the killer committing a crime, they just each "saw" it a little differently. And, the killer knows who both of them are, and knows they must be silenced, so the game of cat & mouse is on between the parties.

There's a bonding with the young punk and blind woman as they are chased by the killer; this is driven by their instincts to simply survive, but it's also augmented by the back story of them getting to know and appreciate & need each other on a more personal level (i.e. blind woman starts to look upon young punk as another "younger brother" she should take care of and help find direction in life, and the young punk looks upon the blind woman as a person he should look up to and help protect and cherish as the "older sister" he never had).

This film is not without its faults, but I think it "works" fairly well enough overall. It does what it's supposed to for the most part, and is complimented by enough suspenseful scenes throughout to keep you watching...I found the subway chase scene in particular to be highly entertaining and quite unique.

I feel this movie is definitely a worthwhile watch...so, 7 out of 10 stars for me.


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