Land of the Blind
Filmfest 2006

LAND OF THE BLIND is a satiric political drama about terrorism, revolution, and the power of memory. In an unnamed place and time, an idealistic soldier named Joe strikes up an illicit friendship with a political prisoner named Thorne. Through their conversations in the high-security military prison where Thorne is held, Joe slowly begins to question his allegiance to the country‘s brutal but clowinsh dictator and his Machiavellian wife. Eventually Thorne succeeds in recruiting Joe to the revolutionary cause, culminating in a bloody coup d‘etat. But in the post-revolutionary world, what Thorne asks of Joe leads the two men into bitter conflict, spiraling downward into madness until Joe‘s co-conspirators conclude that they must erase him from history.

tags: Feature film

Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Donald Sutherland, Lara Flynn Boyle, Tom Hollander

Credits

Director: Robert Edwards