Archive of films Blind Guys / Vakvagányok

2000, 118 min

Section: East of the West
Year: 2001


Ede and Zaki, two unsuccessful rock musicians, come out on top of a job competition: their task is to write a musical for the anniversary of an Institute for the Blind. Within two days they’ve put something together, but are unpleasantly surprised to realise that their contract says they must also give parts to the blind kids. Zaki quits straightaway, but Ede gives it a couple of unsuccessful attempts. His experience directing is a disaster, even though all the girls in the ‘company’ fall in love with him. He asks Imola to help him; she’s a ballet dancer with a six-year-old son at the institute. From the very beginning Imola has felt awkward around the blind, and can’t even get used to her own son’s affliction. But she needs the money. Ede disappears and leaves her alone with the kids. Imola starts out unenthusiastically but while rehearsing with them she gradually overcomes her aversion to their, and her son’s, handicap. This film was made for the blind and a special commentary accompanies the film.

About the director

Péter Tímár (b. 1950), film director and cinematographer. Before graduating from university he worked at a film studio doing graphic design and special effects. Filmography: Sound Eroticism (1985, Egészséges erotika), Film Clip (1987, Moziklip), Before the Bat Lands (1989, Mielőtt befejezi röptét a denevér), Leave Robinson Alone! (1989, Hadjátok Robinsont!), Slap-jack (1993, Csapd le csacsi), Dollybirds (1997, Csinibaba), Zimmer Frei (1997), 6:3 (1998).

About the film

Black & white, 35 mm

Section: East of the West
Director: Péter Timár
Screenplay: Péter Timár
Dir. of Photography: Péter Szatmári
Music: Károly Cserepes
Editor: Péter Timár
Producer: Gábor Kálomista
Production: Megafilm, RTL Klub
Cast: Jenő Csiszár, Yvette Bozsik, Judit Matatek, Attila Magyar, Áron Ócsváry, Mónika Berke, Ágnes Fodor, Anna Nagy, Tamás Somló

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