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Blind Sun (2015)

Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery | 20 April 2016 (France)
Greece. Sometime in the near future. A seaside resort struck by a heavy heat wave. Water is rare and violence is mounting. Ashraf, a solitary immigrant, is looking after a villa while its ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Ziad Bakri ... Ashraf
Mimi Denissi ... Katerina
Louis-Do de Lencquesaing ... Gilles
Yannis Stankoglou ... Le policier
Laurène Brun ... Alice
Gwendoline Hamon ... Elisabeth
Yiorgos Gallos ... Le prêtre
Theodoros Kandiliotis ... Le deuxième policier (as Thodoris Kandiliotis)
Andreas Marianos ... Le berger
Sarah Krebs ... La chanteuse
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Adrian Dannatt Adrian Dannatt ... Drunk Gentleman
Vangelis Papatzanakis ... Police Officer
Giorgos Siolas Giorgos Siolas ... Drunk Gentleman
James Velaise ... Drunk Gentleman
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Storyline

Greece. Sometime in the near future. A seaside resort struck by a heavy heat wave. Water is rare and violence is mounting. Ashraf, a solitary immigrant, is looking after a villa while its owners are away. On a dusty road crushed by the sun, he is stopped by a police officer for an identity check.

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Horror | Mystery

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Country:

France | Greece

Language:

French | Greek | English

Release Date:

20 April 2016 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Heatwave See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Unsettling and Unique
22 February 2019 | by KatKakesSee all my reviews

Watching this film holed up in my apartment, wrapped in a blanket, sipping tea while it was snowing outside might not have been the best choice. Even considering my viewing environment, the setting and sun soaked feel of this film was quite memorable. Growing up on the beach, I remember that lazy sun feeling, when the heat has turned you into a slug, and everything feels as though it is moving in slow motion. When you can fall asleep in an instant, fall asleep anywhere. The type of heat you have to physically push through. And water is the most amazing and precious thing, a balm to everything, not just the heat.

I can relate to this film on many levels. The main character though, that is a different story. Ziad Bakri is excellent in this, I just do not feel as though he had enough to work with. The film is rich in style but slim on plot and nearly devoid of character development. Still, I recommend this for anyone who enjoys a minimal and stylized unique story. I quite loved how shadows in the daytime were used, resulting in an unease that forced me to keep watching.


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