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Land of the Blind
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Directed By
Robert Edwards

Written By:
Robert Edwards

Ralph Fiennes, Donald Sutherland, Lara Flynn Boyle, Tom Hollander, Camilla Rutherford, Marc Warren, Ron Cook, Laura Fraser, Miranda Raison, Jonathan Hyde, Harry Eden, Max Harvey, Michael Smiley, Don Warrington, Robert Daws, Don Warrington

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Land of the Blind (2006)
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Movie Review by Movie Addict
October 19th, 2007

Nobody standing by is innocent.

It is unfortunate that political satire will not be a winner at the box office. The fact that this film opened on two screens and made just over $5,000 is indicative of the state of the world today. The hippies of the sixties have sold out and became the greedy bastards that spawned mindless soccer moms and NASCAR dads. So the world spirals ever downwards as politicians use propaganda to control the unthinking masses.

Ralph Fiennes (The English patient, Schlindler's List) was brilliant as a government lackey for a tin horn dictator (Tom Hollander) who so reminds us of the current dictator in charge of our country. Joining Donald Sutherland, a revolutionary leader, to depose the dictator, he soon finds that things are worse than ever as an islamo-fascist state is now in power and he is cast in prison because he will not sign a loyalty oath. Hero one day and criminal the next. Go figure.

The interesting part of the farce is the third act when the revolution is overthrown by a counter-revolution and nothing changes. The old adage that power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely, is never truer.

The film will make you think of the state of governments in the world, You will see many different dictatorships in this film. The sad thing is that they could not exist without the acquiescence of the people. Self-interest will eventually cause your own self to be diminished.

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