EN - Paul was blinded in an accident when he was four. He has lived with his father, Eric, since the death of his mother. Eric persuades his now 23-year-old son to have an operation that will restore his sight of one eye. But a long and frustrating road lies ahead before he can learn to see again. A psychologist helps him to recognise colours and forms, then objects and perspective, by means of visual stimuli. Finally he is taught to recognise faces and individuals. Little by little, the psychologist discovers that Paul continues to see images of his mother.

FR - Paul est aveugle depuis un accident qui s’est produit lorsqu’il avait quatre ans. Depuis la mort de sa mère, il vit avec son père Eric. Eric convainc son fils, aujourd’hui âgé de 23 ans, de subir une opération qui lui permettrait de retrouver la vue de l’un de ses yeux. Mais un parcours long et frustrant l’attend avant qu’il ne puisse réapprendre à voir. Un psychologue l’aide à reconnaître les couleurs et les formes, puis les objets et les perspectives, à l’aide de stimuli visuels. Enfin, on lui apprend à reconnaître les visages et les personnes. Petit à petit, le psychologue découvre que Paul continue à voir des images de sa mère.

Info

Title The Eyewitness
Original title De ooggetuige
Original language Dutch, French
Status Completed
Category Features
Year 1995

Credits

Cast Pieter Embrechts, Roger Van Hool, Annick Christiaens, Toon Brouwers, Veerle Dobbelaere, Carine Bamps, Tania Bari
Photography Michel Mernier, Bernard Delville
Editing Emmanuelle Dupuis
Sound Jean-Claude Boulanger
Art director Philippe Graff
Costume Jolly Joukowsky
Music Marc Verhaegen

Technical specs

Running time film 110’
Release format 35mm

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Last edited on 27 June 2017

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Director Emile Degelin
Producers Angela Degelin
Writers Emile Degelin
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