Land of the Blind (2006)
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The debut film by director Robert Edwards, Land of the Blind, is a political satire starring Ralph Fiennes as a military man who helps overthrow his government. He does so at the urging of a political prisoner, played by Donald Sutherland, who has been outspoken about the corruption of the current regime. The soldier learns that corruption may in fact be an inevitable part of having power. Set in an unnamed country without ever giving indication of a specific time period, the allegorical film
May 12, 2006 Wide
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The only matter that interests is the question of Fiennes's presence in this political lesson for children.
About as subtle as its all too obvious title would suggest.
Writer-director Robert Edwards frantically throws in references to Orwell (Animal Farm and 1984), Lady Macbeth, Yeats, Mao, etc.
Robert Edward's satirical allegory shamelessly borrows ideas from Orwell's 1984, then tramples them into the dust.
If satire is the thing that closes on Saturday night, then political satire is usually doomed to close one night earlier. In the case of a pretentious monstrosity called Land of the Blind, it's a miracle it ever opened at all.
one of the most politically essential films of the year, almost as significant as Terry Gilliam's masterpiece Brazil.
A sour satirical cocktail blended with ingredients oft-used in the recipes of Terry Gilliam and Paul Verhoeven.
The Who did it better in We Won't Get Fooled Again
Is this what we have stooped to for leftist political films? Robert Edwards' film for one reason or another really thinks it's saying something.
A labored pastiche of familiar dystopian motifs that beats the same, totalitarian-themed drum over and over again.
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