Blind Guys (2001)
1h 58min · 24 January 2001
One day, two unsuccessful rock musicians, Ede and Zaki, come across a competition. To commemorate the anniversary of the Institute for the Blind, they have to write a musical piece for the blind. Since there are no other candidates, they get the job. In two nights they put the piece together. However to their great disappointment, they find that they also have to teach the blind kids to perform it, if they want to get the money. Unwillingly they are submerged into the world of the blind; just like the spectator. While Zaki works on the musical in a studio, Ede starts rehearsing with the blind youths. A strange competition starts among the blind girls. They all fall in love with Ede, and the blonde Edith makes up her mind to approach him. But he fails as a director. He has no idea how to handle these people, so he soon gives up. However, with the help of the school mistress, he hires Imola, a ballet dancer, and as well the mother of a blind boy, and offers her half of his fee. The woman lives alone and needs the money. At first Imola finds the blind appalling; she does not even love her own six-year-old blind son. Ede leaves right as rehearsals start, so Imola is alone with the blind children. While working with them, she slowly conquers her disgust for her own son. This film was made for the blind. It is the first such film in the history of moving pictures. Special narration helps the blind to follow the story; an element that is also exciting for the seeing public to re-interpret the film.
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Director(s): Péter TímárCast: Mariann Kocsis, Jenö Csiszár, Yvette Bozsik