Blindness

Character: Doctor's Wife
Directed by: Fernando Meirelles
Written by: Don McKellar
Produced by: Niv Fichman, Andrea Barata Ribeiro, Sonoko Sakai
Other cast: Mark Ruffalo, Gael García Bernal, Danny Glover, Yoshino Kimura, Alice Braga
Release date: October 3, 2008
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Running time: 2h 1min

A city is ravaged by an epidemic of instant white blindness. Those first afflicted are quarantined by the authorities in an abandoned mental hospital. Soon criminals and the physically powerful prey upon the weak, hording the meager food rations and committing horrific acts. There is however one eyewitness to the nightmare. A woman whose sight is unaffected by the plague follows her afflicted husband to quarantine.

Taglines

→ This fall, our vision of the world will change forever.
→ Your vision of the world will change forever.
→ In a world gone blind, what if you were the only person who could see?
→ Love is blind.
→ Hope is blind.
→ Trust is blind.
→ Faith is blind.
→ Lust is blind.
→ You’ll never see it coming

Trivia/

⋄ To prepare for the film, the actors, actresses,, extras, and crew participated in “blind camps”. They were blindfolded, taken in a car to an unknown location, and left in the middle of the street. However, there were always somebody there to guide them. Despite this, Director Fernando Meirelles claimed that someone would always breakdown.
⋄ In addition to cutting it, Julianne Moore dyed her signature red hair blonde for the film. This made her very uncomfortable, because people were giving the new color so much attention.

Character’s Quotes

• The only thing more terrifying than blindness is being the only one who can see.
• And I won’t forget your face!