Director: Jocelyn Moorhouse Cast: Hugo Weaving, Genevieve Picot, Russell Crowe



Jocelyn Moorhouse's feature-film debut is a jet-black comedy starring Hugo Weaving as Martin, a paranoid blind man, made so because he is convinced that his mother, when he was a child, lied to him about the sights she described to him. As an adult, Martin is reclusive and ill-tempered. Perversely, Martin is also a photographer -- he takes the pictures, has them developed, asks friends to describe the pictures to him, and then labels them in Braille to make sure no one is tricking him. His housekeeper, Celia (Genevieve Picot), is also a photographer. Obsessed with Martin, she papers the walls of her home with pictures of him. But this obsession doesn't carry through to their relationship, which is a far from cordial one -- Celia torments Martin and Martin humiliates her. One day at a restaurant, after a nasty confrontation with a waitress who ignores him, Martin makes friends with the dishwasher, Andy (Russell Crowe). Martin invites him home to describe his photographs to him. Back at Martin's home, Andy meets Celia and he immediately falls in love with her. Jealous of Andy, Celia seduces him in an effort to discredit Andy with Martin and drive Martin into her arms.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/02/2004
UPC: 0794043694226
Original Release: 1991
Rating: R
Source: New Line Home Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:26:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Commentary with director Jocelyn Moorhouse; Commentary with Hugo Weaving; Martin's photo album; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Hugo Weaving Martin
Genevieve Picot Celia
Russell Crowe Andy
Heather Mitchell Martin's Mother
Jeffrey Walker Young Martin
Frank Gallacher Vet
Frankie J. Holden Brian-the Policeman
Saskia Post Waitress
Covey Bill the Dog
Oswaldo Malone Waiter
Robert James O'Neill Hoon
Cliff Ellen Cemetary caretaker
Daniel Pollock Gary-the Punk
Angela Campbell High-heeled Woman
Lisa Chambers Nurse
Suzanne Chapman Chemist girl
Adele Daniele Hoon
Belinda Davey Doctor
Roy Edmunds 2nd Policeman
Carole Patullo Kiosk girl
Tania Uren Customer

Technical Credits
Jocelyn Moorhouse Director,Screenwriter
Greg Apps Casting
Kerri Barnett Costumes/Costume Designer
Lynda House Producer
Martin McGrath Cinematographer
Liz Mullinar Casting
Patrick Reardon Production Designer
Ken Sallows Editor
Not Drowning Waving Score Composer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Titles [1:45]
2. His Way Around [5:20]
3. Blind Manipulation [3:59]
4. Seeing Through Photography [3:40]
5. "Describe Them to Me" [4:17]
6. Women Lie [6:47]
7. Male Bonding at the Movies [6:16]
8. The Blind Man Drives [4:09]
9. Mother's Picture [3:59]
10. Introduction by Proxy [3:16]
11. Witness in the Shot [5:18]
12. "In the Palm of My Hand" [5:07]
13. Forced Seduction [8:04]
14. Mother's Death [:49]
15. "You Lied to Me" [1:43]
16. Caught in the Act [6:16]
17. The Faces of Celia [4:38]
18. Cleaning Women [2:20]
19. Bearer of Truth [4:28]
20. End Credits [4:56]

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