Blindness * Fernando Meirelles (2008)

I was quite disappointed by this highly acclaimed film based on the highly acclaimed book by José Saramago. The entire film I had the idea that Meirelles had to cut in the story to keep his film in proportion of length. There are things that seem to come out of the blue and way too many “why”s and “whynot”s, elements that I think (hope) are better worked out in the novel. In the case of the film, they make it overall unconvincing. That the atmosphere does not work out too well does not help either. Nope, I can only way that “Blindness” seems to have been too high a grasp.
Oh, the story. Some kind of epidemic turns the larger part of a city blind and we follow some of the first victims who were quarantained to prevent the epidemic from spreading.

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