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Blind & Ugly (2017)

Blind & Hässlich (original title)
Ferdi is ugly. And he desperately wants a girlfriend but he can't because: ugly. One day however he meets Jona and Jona is blind. For the first time in his life, there is hope. What Ferdi ... See full summary »

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Tom Lass
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Credited cast:
Naomi Achternbusch Naomi Achternbusch ... Jona
Tom Lass ... Ferdi
Clara Schramm Clara Schramm ... Cécile
Dimitri Stapfer Dimitri Stapfer ... Björn
Peter Marty Peter Marty ... Hauswart
Eva Löbau ... Valerie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Katharina Bellena Katharina Bellena ... Verliebte Bäuerin Angela
Franziska Breite ... WG-Casterin 7
Bea Brocks Bea Brocks ... MTU Patientin 1
Anna Brüggemann ... WG-Casterin 2
Julius Feldmeier ... Moa
Robert Gallinowski Robert Gallinowski ... Bauer Hermann
Moritz Grove Moritz Grove ... WG-Caster 1
Robert Gwisdek ... Augenarzt
Karin Hanczewski ... Verkehrspolizistin
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Ferdi is ugly. And he desperately wants a girlfriend but he can't because: ugly. One day however he meets Jona and Jona is blind. For the first time in his life, there is hope. What Ferdi doesn't know is that Jona isn't really blind. She's just pretending. After she ran away from home to drop out of school she needed a place to stay and began to play blind to live with her Cousine Cecile in the home for the blind. Should Ferdi find out, he will most likely kill himself.

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Drama | Romance

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Better Than Expected
20 June 2021 | by erostewSee all my reviews

I didn't have very high hopes for this one but I was pleasantly surprised. It has a sweetly twisted story and some black humour. There isn't a huge amount of depth given to the limited backstory but it works well enough.

Acting was good. I believed the sighted Jona was blind in the scenes where she was pretending to be blind. The writing is a bit off kilter but not in a bad way. It's kind of twisted at an angle to the real world. Not a very large angle but it's there.

Two things I was a bit put off by. The titular Ugly guy isn't really ugly. Wouldn't call him handsome but he's a long way from making people run away in terror. Secondly, the villain is a bit too villainous. He seems to be malicious for no real reason. The ugly/not ugly part isn't that important to the film really. I mean only a total narcissist never has doubts about their appearance so it's at least understandable. But the lackluster villain does hurt things a bit.

Conclusion: Recommended.


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Germany

Language:

German

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21 September 2017 (Germany) See more »

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