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Blind Spot

Blind Spot

A Feature film by Maurice Dugowson

Produced by Société Française de Production (SFP)

Release in France : 18/01/1995

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Actors (15)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producer :

Société Française de Production (SFP)

Film exports/foreign sales :

MK2 Films (ex MK2)

Co-production :

Canal Plus Productions

French distribution :

MKL Distribution

TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

TV broadcasts: details by country

Synopsis

As he nears forty, Arnold is renowned for his talent and integrity as a reporter. His new assignment is an in-depth article on the civil war in Sri Lanka. He already knows the subject and the country very well. But he is prevented from leaving by a dizzy spell just as he is boarding the plane. His ophthalmologist discovers disturbing eye problems and refuses to let him leave the country. He can't accept the idea that a colleague whom he suspects of "hoaxing" is going to take his place. He decides to give the impression that he has left anyway and writes his report locked in his apartment. This causes him serious ethical problems, especially as the "hoax" wins him a major prize for reporting...

Subject

"This movie deals with a moral problem. Everyone knows that a report is subject to a journalist's views and sympathies. There's no such thing as an "objective" report since everything depends on the reporter's honesty in respecting the rules. Sometimes, a little tinkering with reality can give people a better understanding of a situation. But too much tinkering can lead to a red line that musn't be crossed, beyond which the reporter no longer relates a realistic situation but twists and disguises the truth. The whole problem is knowing just where this red line lies."

(Maurice Dugowson)

Full credits (15)

Executive Producer :

Boudjemaa Dahmane

Line Producers :

Cléo Daran, Jean-Pierre Fayer

Director of Photography :

Jacques Guérin

Camera Operator :

Georges Orset

Editor :

Marie-France Ghilbert

Production Designer :

Valérie Grall

Costume designer :

Pascaline Suty

Location Manager :

Gérard Monier

Author of original work :

Maurice Achard

Screenwriters :

Maurice Dugowson, Odile Barski, Jacques Dugowson

Sound Recordist :

Norbert Garcia

Press Attaché (film) :

Eva Simonet

Assistant editor :

Margot Meynier

Music Composer :

Jean-Claude Vannier

Still Photographer :

Monika Jeziorowska

Technical details

Feature film

Genres :

Fiction

Sub-genre :

Drama

Production language :

French

Original French-language productions :

Unknown

Nationality :

100% French

Production year :

1994

French release :

18/01/1995

Runtime :

1 h 35 min

Current status :

Released

Visa number :

82.016

Visa issue date :

23/01/1995

Approval :

Yes

Production formats :

35mm

Color type :

Color

Aspect ratio :

1.85

Posters (1)

Director