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Blind Spot (2019)

L'angle mort (original title)
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Dominick Brassan has the power to turn invisible, but he keeps it a shameful secret. Then, when his ability to control his gift gets out of hand, his life, friendships and relationships will be forever turned inside out.

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Patrick-Mario Bernard (screenplay), Emmanuel Carrère (original idea) | 1 more credit »
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Jean-Christophe Folly ... Dominick Brassan
Isabelle Carré ... Viveka Behring
Golshifteh Farahani ... Elham
Sami Ameziane Sami Ameziane ... Richard Jaskowiak (as Sami Ameziane alias Comte de Bouderbala)
Claudia Tagbo ... Cynthia Brassan
Tella Kpomahou Tella Kpomahou ... Marlette Brassan
Elliot Jenicot Elliot Jenicot ... Charbonell (as Elliot Jenicot de la Comédie Française)
Peter Bonke Peter Bonke ... Dany de Rovère
Hugues Jourdain Hugues Jourdain ... L'homme qui a son avis sur Brahms
Yannis Bougeard Yannis Bougeard ... L'homme qui a son avis sur les fiancés de Viveka
Jessica Leyemberger Jessica Leyemberger ... Jessica de Woodbrass
Sébastien Floche Sébastien Floche ... Le voisin au chien
Aude Lachaise Aude Lachaise ... La partenaire de Dany de Rovère
João Fernando Amorim Cabral Filho João Fernando Amorim Cabral Filho ... Le partenaire de Dany de Rovère
Martine Schambacher ... La mère de Richard Jaskowiak
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Dominick has the gift of turning invisible, but that doesn't make his life any better. In fact, he even hides his power from his loved ones, as if it were some kind of disease. It becomes increasingly harder for him to keep his ability under control, and that puts his relationships and his stability in check. Trading the brightness of skyscrapers for the dampness of the suburbs, Blind Spot is the melancholic, anti-spectacular flip side of superhero movies. Written by Sitges Film Festival

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Stick with HG Welles!
23 April 2020 | by ulicknormanowenSee all my reviews

An update of HG Wells' classic the invisible man" ? How tempting! And no need for scientific research ; our hero's gift is innate .Some scientists told Welles that an invisible man had to be blind ,and the writer was aware of it .For the 21st century invisible man , not only he 's not , but he does not wear any clothes when he uses his "gift" : he always loiters in the nude when he spies on his fellow men ; the warnings on the imdb page are thoroughly true: full frontal male nudity ,and one wonders what it is trying to prove .

The story starts under favourable auspices :the prologue,notably , with the baby who disappears is a smart way to introduce the hero .The odd suicides wave in the subway gives an eerie feel to the movie (Welles' hero committed a murder too and intended to commit more ) ,as do the strange TV broadcasts .Besides,Dominick , the invisible man, is black , it could have been a brilliant anti-racist fable.The love affair with a blind musician is another good idea ,much more interesting than the first girlfriend who naively thinks that New-York is only waiting for her. But promises remain on hold.

It's the directors (they are two!) ' wish,but it 's Welles' reality. "Masterful!" claims a critic on a poster which is pure wishful thinking: what's definitely lacking is a firm screenplay ; Dominick is afraid to lose his powers ,but one never feels his fear :as far as suspense is concerned ,my "hitckocometer" points sullenly towards zero.Humor is totally absent ,even in the scene in the toilets .All the characters ,Dominick's mom and dad (of course divorced,but dad comes back to sing a little tune (of course, in English!) for his dying wife ), nurse sister , friendly boss, are cardboard ,and one wonders why one should take an interest in their life .


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