The Blind Owl

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The Blind Owl

The Blind Owl

Release Date: December 31, 1987

Year    :   1987
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Drama, Fantasy
Production Companies    :   Light Night, Maison de la Culture du Havre, TSR, La Sept Cinéma
Director    :   Raúl Ruiz
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Raúl Ruiz, Benoît Peeters, Sadegh Hedayat
RunTime    :   90 mins.

H., 35, an Arabian immigrant, works as projectionist in an old cinema. One day, drawn by the music, he looks through the window of the booth and is fascinated: the dancer he sees on the screen seems to be looking straight into his eyes. He falls in love with her, but the vision last only a moment. Shortly afterwards, an elderly man storms into the projection booth and claims he is his uncle.
 H. wants to prepare a meal for him and reaches for the oil bottle: he sees the same dancer on the label…. H begins to find echoes of his own life in the images he projects. Everything changes when fiction and reality merge...

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