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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

    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...

    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

    About

    "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