Blind

Blind

DVD - 2015 | Norwegian
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Ingrid, lithe, beautiful, and married to an up-and-coming architect, is a woman contending with the recent loss of vision. While attempting to navigate a world without sight, she spends her days reconstructing the visual world by writing salacious stories that slowly morph into fantasies about her husband and other characters that may or may not actually exist. When real-life crashes into Ingrid's creations, she must finally come to terms with her new reality.
Publisher: [Brooklyn, New York] : Icarus Films , [2015]
Branch Call Number: NORWEGI DVD BLIND
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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jimg2000
Jul 16, 2017

As ms-mustard said, felt similar experience watching the movie and interview with the director in extras which dispelled the parallel between blindness and masturbation. On the other hand, people with full senses and faculties have no cause to consider their lives boring or hard ... think about the issues they would face if blinded or with debilitating diseases ... think about the achievement of Jean-Dominique Bauby, see first quote in "Quotes." Last, this unusual term - "Amaurophilia" is not in the subtitles but shown briefly as title to one of the web site visited by one character.

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jnewday
Jun 23, 2017

Blind in adulthood the main character details erotic story lines that allow her freedom through her imagination. The wild episodes of her creations merge and develop, in contrast with the confinement of her daily experience. Reality and surreality stretch out to open doors and offer expression through experience.

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Videoprone
Jun 17, 2016

The movie would do fine without all that gratuitous graphic nudity flashes inserts.

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ms_mustard
Jan 12, 2016

begins with a male character addicted to porn - lots of flashes, some quick and some not so quick, of porn on a computer.

the story then moves on to a woman who has lost her sight, the cause of which is not fully explained.

I watched for about 25 minutes before I was sure I wouldn't turn it off.

the director's comments help to explain the dichotomy between the blindness and the porn.

interesting but dark, like many Norwegian films

of the 10 Norwegian films I have watched I prefer Turn Me On, Dammit, O'Horten, Kitchen Stories, and 1001 Grams - all also a bit on the strange side.

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jimg2000
Jul 16, 2017

A blind author. That would make everything okay again. Like the poor Frenchman (Jean-Dominique Bauby) who had to blink an entire book to reclaim - the status he'd had as a fashion editor.
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You've had children. They can be a handful, even if you can see. What if something happens? It's a hereditary disease. You want your child to risk going through this?
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Nobody wants to be with someone who has issues. Not in the long run.
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jimg2000
Jul 16, 2017

He found uncharted waters within himself. Weird perversions he thought were unique. But even they had been categorised long ago, - made searchable for everyone. He envied girls. No matter how they looked, what they lacked - in terms of the ideal, there were men who wanted them, - who celebrated them on websites
and file sharing networks. Not everything appealed that much to him. But who was he to judge? Some things he never grew tired of.
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Being close to a warm, breathing woman was something else. The female body held no secrets for Einar. He could instantly distinguish and categorise the bodies passing by. But the Internet couldn't tell him how it would feel to touch these bodies. Or if they touched him. Two soft breasts against your back. Fingers gently stroking your neck.

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jimg2000
Jul 16, 2017

I start with something fairly simple, something you've seen countless times. A tree, for instance. An oak. On a field or something. The bark. The cracks in the bark, the knots or whatever you call them. Smaller things are easier to visualise. A dog, a... A German Shepherd. Places are harder. It helps if I knew them well before it happened. The apartment we used to live in, our favourite restaurant, - my husband's office or that shopping centre downtown. You have to use your memories. Take care not to be derailed. And start to associate. They're not really memories. Nobody can remember a whole building. Not every single detail.
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There was increasing distrust of loners, specially men. He could tell. He still thought about the quote: "How one man's hate could unite us all in love."

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Videoprone
Jun 17, 2016

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trotter73
Jan 25, 2016

trotter73 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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