Synopsis: A city is ravaged by an epidemic of instant "white blindness". Those first afflicted are quarantined by the authorities in an abandoned mental hospital where the newly created "society of the blind" quickly breaks down. Criminals and the physically powerful prey upon the weak, hoarding 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. There, keeping her sight a secret, she guides seven strangers who have become, in essence, a family. She leads them out of quarantine and onto the ravaged streets of the city, which has seen all vestiges of civilization crumble.
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Fernando Meirelles
Production: Miramax
  15 wins & 19 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
121 min

Come on!

Come on!

Lord, open your glass.

OK, OK, one moment.

- Open the glass.

- I am blind.

Stay calm. Do not move and

tell me what happened.

I am blind. I am blind.

It is as if something fill my eyes.

Neither thought about anything.

Well, probably is nothing.

Someone called an ambulance?

-Please take me to my apartment ...

... and I help my wife.

I can take him.

Are you sure sir?

Sure, take it out of the street.

Sir, I will take you to another place.

It is only a blind man.

Carefully, he can not see.

With calm, he is blind.

Give me your hand.

You heard me, huh?


Say you need to take quick and

their home.

Any questions?

Why are not we going?

Ah ... the signal is closed.


There is movement, as the particulate ...

... as if sailing in a sea


Seems to be swimming in milk.


I never heard anyone describe the blindness

as something white.

It's that black is the absence of

light, which is good.

I think so.

So in fact this is not a blindness.

It was very fast and the blindness is

slow, is not so?

What you have is some kind of problem

sicosomtico or nervous.

It is here where are we going?


Why is talking down?

Well, that's it.

Go to the sidewalk. Wait a minute.




Ok. I see. Okay?


This is your building? Pretty.

He is blind, does not see.

Put your hands on ...

Remember the stairs, right.

Which floor?

I do.


What is your problem?

Excuse me?

What do you care?

Nothing unusual.

Some other symptoms?


My life is pretty quiet lately.

In the world of karate and sports?

This is my home.

Honey, I arrived.

Thanks for everything.

Nice place.

Hey, Hey.

It was his wife who decorated it here?

No, listen, thanks for everything.

I'm fine now.

Wants me to stay here and take care of you until your

wife back?

No, no, no.

I'm sure it will be better.

I'm fine, thanks.

Are you sure?


Wants me to stay?

No, thank you, thank you.

All right.

Thank you.

Oh. .. wonderful!

I love ...


Look at that ...

Could not have given him before bath

to throw it?

Are you listening?

I am not your maid.

You're bleeding ...

You okay?

I am blind.

Ophthalmologist, ophthalmologist ...

Know any?

Come to the hospital.

No way.

We will wait for hours.

Come to a specialist.

I'd rather die than stay like this.

Shut up!

You're confusing me ...

Sorry ...



And now?

Do you see anything?


I do not see anything.

Make an effort.

Where are your car keys?

Take mine.

You can pick up my later.


Are you sure you tried



It has nothing wrong with my eyes.

What kind of person steals a blind?

You should go blind.

Can you come with me now.


Excuse me, excuse me, but I'm hoping to

more than an hour with a child.

Sorry, the doctor is having an affair.

Yes, but my time was at six and

are already seven.

Then you react.

That does not ...

Miss, please.

He is worse than us.

Nothing, nothing in the lens and not in the retina.

Someone shut the lights.

It is as if all the lights ...

... were lit.

His eyes are perfect.

Look, I said.

But you do not see anything.

Well sir, if that is so then we

have to conduct further tests but ...

... unfortunately, this can not be today.

What do you mean by "if this is true?

You think I'm lying?

No, not at all. But I have to be

honest, I never in my life ...

faced something like this.


That is a recipe?

No, I'm writing instructions for

the hospital.

I know how to get to the hospital, not

I need information.

It is not for you, are for people,

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Don McKellar

Don McKellar (born August 17, 1963) is a Canadian actor, writer, and filmmaker. He was part of a loosely-affiliated group of filmmakers to emerge from Toronto known as the Toronto New Wave. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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