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Blinded

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Synopsis

Running from a dark secret, Danish backpacker Mike Hammershoi (Anders W. Berthelsen) arrives at Black's estate in the Scottish Borders, looking for work. Cut off from the outside world, Francis Black) Peter Mullan, the blind owner, lives there in a shuttered-up, decaying mansion, with his elderly mother Bella (Phyllida Law).
 
Francis reluctantly offers the traveller a low-paid job in the yard. Put off by the unsettling atmosphere, Mike declines the offer. But as he turns to go, he sets eyes on Rachel (Jodhi May), Francis' enigmatic young wife, and changes his mind. Mike starts work on the farm, dumping the debris of the Blacks' once-successful business into the mud pit - a bottomless vortex of quicksand at the end of the land.
 
Mike soon realises that Francis, increasingly embittered by his blindness, exerts a domineering power over Rachel. Rachel, emotionally suffocated by her husband, is increasingly attracted to Mike, whose presence awakens her pent-up sexual desire. Unable to resist each other, they become lovers. As the sexual tension increases, so too does Francis' jealousy rage. In a fit of anger, Francis sacks the traveller. The threat of Mike's departure forces Rachel to choose between her husband and her lover. Unaware of his dark past, Rachel decides to run away with Mike. Seething with fury, Francis stands, knife in hand, by the edge of the mud-pit waiting for the unsuspecting lovers as they prepare to make their escape.

Details

Year
2004
Type of film
Features
Running Time
90 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Eleanor Yule 1st Feature
Producer
Carole Sheridan, Agnes Wilkie, Bill Gore
Co-Producer
Carole Sheridan, Agnes Wilkie, Bill Gore
Editor
James Hamilton
Screenwriter
Eleanor Yule
Director of Photography
Jerry Kelly
Sound
Douglas McDougall (Designer), Douglas Kerr (Recordist)
Music
Malcolm Lindsay
Principal Cast
Peter Mullan, Jodhi May, Anders W. Berthelsen, Phyllida Law, Samantha Bond

Production Company

OscarFilms
61 Holland Street
Glasgow G2 4NJ
Scotland
UK

T +44 (0)141 287 8261

ovh@oscarfilms.co.uk

Sales
Company

Guerilla Films

http://www.guerilla-films.com