This adaptation of the 1995 novel by José Saramago of the same name depicts an unexplained mass epidemic of “white blindness” that befalls on an unnamed city, tearing it apart when the community becomes quarantined.
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how could anyone ridicule or dismiss a story so close to the bone? nevermind the film's flaws, superfluous scenarios, cheese or obviousness. i've not read the book, maybe it can't do it justice, but in isolation and essence it's horribly resonant in terms of global unconsciousness and profound, ignorant self-absorption/materialism. yes, 'lord of the flies' but in a fuller way that includes the feminine.