The Resource Blindness, Rhombus Media ; O2 Filmes ; Alliance Films ; produced by Andrea Barata Ribeiro, Niv Fichman, Sonoko Sakai ; screenplay by Don McKellar ; directed by Fernando Meirelles

Blindness, Rhombus Media ; O2 Filmes ; Alliance Films ; produced by Andrea Barata Ribeiro, Niv Fichman, Sonoko Sakai ; screenplay by Don McKellar ; directed by Fernando Meirelles

Label
Blindness
Title
Blindness
Statement of responsibility
Rhombus Media ; O2 Filmes ; Alliance Films ; produced by Andrea Barata Ribeiro, Niv Fichman, Sonoko Sakai ; screenplay by Don McKellar ; directed by Fernando Meirelles
Contributor
Distributor
Provider
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
A city is ravaged by an epidemic of 'white blindness.' Those first afflicted are quarantined by the authorities in an abandoned mental hospital where societal norms quickly breaks down. Criminals and the physically powerful prey upon the weak, hording the meager food rations and committing horrific acts. Inside the hospital is one eyewitness to the nightmare. Following her husband into the hospital, a woman whose sight is unaffected by the plague goes into quarantine. There, keeping her sight a secret, she guides seven strangers who have become like a family. She leads them out of quarantine and onto the ravaged streets of the city. Their voyage is fraught with danger, but their survival is a reflection of the depth of the human spirit
Additional physical form
French language version also available.
Cataloging source
AzPhLCL
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Cesar Charlone ; editor, Daniel Rezende ; music, Uakti
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
  • MPAA rating: R; for violence including sexual assaults, language and sexuality/nudity
  • CHV rating: 18A
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.B55 2013
PerformerNote
Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Alice Braga, Danny Glover, Gael Garcia Bernal
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ribeiro, Andrea Barata
  • Fichman, Niv
  • Sakai, Sonoko
  • McKellar, Don
  • Meirelles, Fernando
  • Moore, Julianne
  • Ruffalo, Mark
  • Braga, Alice
  • Glover, Danny
  • Garcia, Gael
  • Saramago, Jose
  • Rhombus Media (Firm)
  • 02 Filmes (Firm)
  • Alliance Films
  • Miramax Films
  • Criterion-on-Demand (Firm)
Runtime
121
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blindness
  • Feigned blindness
  • Plague
  • Criminal behavior
  • Isolation (Hospital care)
  • Ceguera
  • Delitos
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Blindness, Rhombus Media ; O2 Filmes ; Alliance Films ; produced by Andrea Barata Ribeiro, Niv Fichman, Sonoko Sakai ; screenplay by Don McKellar ; directed by Fernando Meirelles
Link
http://media2.criterionpic.com/display/006?t=AL087779
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Note
  • Based on the novel "Ensaio sobre a cegueira" by Jose Saramago
  • Originally distributed as a motion picture by Alliance Films, 2008
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
  • online resource
  • other
Carrier category code
  • cr
  • vz
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 streaming video file (121 min.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribers
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • v
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, sound, color
Publisher number
AL087779
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(MFM)mfcAL087779
System details
Content available as downloadable file or streaming video
Video recording format
other
Label
Blindness, Rhombus Media ; O2 Filmes ; Alliance Films ; produced by Andrea Barata Ribeiro, Niv Fichman, Sonoko Sakai ; screenplay by Don McKellar ; directed by Fernando Meirelles
Link
http://media2.criterionpic.com/display/006?t=AL087779
Publication
Distribution
Note
  • Based on the novel "Ensaio sobre a cegueira" by Jose Saramago
  • Originally distributed as a motion picture by Alliance Films, 2008
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
  • online resource
  • other
Carrier category code
  • cr
  • vz
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 streaming video file (121 min.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribers
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • v
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, sound, color
Publisher number
AL087779
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(MFM)mfcAL087779
System details
Content available as downloadable file or streaming video
Video recording format
other

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