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A beautifully composed drama whose narrative intricacy is matched by its depth, Blind sounds an ambitious note of triumph for writer-director Eskil Vogt.



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Eskil Vogt's experimental seriocomedy Blind stars Ellen Dorrit Petersen as Ingrid - a blind Norwegian woman wed to husband Morten (Henrik Rafaelsen) and residing in contemporary Oslo. Despite his apparent fidelity to her, she grows neurotic and then paranoid about his activities outside of their apartment. During her long, empty hours alone, she begins to develop very specific, fear-ridden ideas about what he is up to, which she pours wholeheartedly into the stories that she's typing out on her keyboard. In time, the tales take on a life of their own, and Ingrid assumes a kind of godlike role, freely (and humorously) manipulating both her husband, and the characters who she imagines weaving in and out of his life.


Jacob Young
as Elin's Ex-Husband
Nikki Butenschøn
as Ova Kenneth
Veronica Berntsen
as Young Saleswoman
Helga Guren
as Anne-Lise
Tim Nansen
as Doctor
Jo S. Refseth
as Cinematek Employee
Natale Hugvik
as Girls at Ove Kenneth's
Julia Wanda
as Girls at Ove Kenneth's
Claudia Faria Vasconcelos
as Girls at Ove Kenneth's
Hannah Karine Giske
as Woman On Train
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Critic Reviews for Blind

All Critics (36) | Top Critics (14) | Fresh (34) | Rotten (2)

  • It's a fascinating exploration of the things that can thrive in the soil of a jealous mind, fertilized by suspicion and a lack of sight.

    Sep 14, 2015 | Full Review…
  • With heightened sounds and Petersen's assured performance, Blind evocatively depicts the small triumphs and frustrating defeats of Ingrid's daily existence.

    Sep 4, 2015 | Full Review…

    Mark Jenkins

    Top Critic
  • Despite its heady eroticism, it maintains an almost clinical detachment that engages your mind without making your heart leap.

    Sep 3, 2015 | Full Review…
  • This is a haunting puzzle of a movie, one to pick at, to unpeel, to see a second time through eyes that have adjusted to it.

    Sep 1, 2015 | Full Review…
  • However you interpret it, Vogt's film lingers, haunting like imagery that refuses to fade away in memory.

    Jun 5, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • These lonely, possibly imagined secondary characters are portrayed with the same depth of feeling as the married couple but are even more engrossing as psychological projections of the wife.

    Jun 4, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Blind

  • Sep 02, 2015
    It's a clever idea and beautifully made, but it feels like a short story stretched to 90 minutes.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer
  • Feb 10, 2014
    An absorbing narrative exercise that plays with our perception of reality as it makes us see things from the perspective of its blind protagonist's imagination, but it may also prove too unemotional an experience for some to care about unreal characters and situations.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer

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