The Ticket


After James (Dan Stevens), a blind man, inexplicably regains his vision, he becomes possessed by a drive to make a better life for himself. However, his new improvements—a nicer home, a higher paying job, tailored suits, luxury car—leave little room for the people who were part of his old, simpler life: his plain wife (Malin Akerman) and close friend Bob (Oliver Platt). As his relationships buckle under the strain of his snowballing ambition, it becomes uncertain if James can ever return from darkness. Fluk paints a visual world that reflects the mesmerizing effect that newfound sight has on James; the vibrant backgrounds and the sun-drenched rooms are captivating in their beauty. His dreamy and subjective style combines with an astute sense of character to craft a tale of desire, perception, and what it really means to be blind. THE TICKET is directed by Ido Fluk and written by Fluk and Sharon Mashihi. Starring Dan Stevens, Malin Akerman, Oliver Platt, Kerry Bishé and Skylar Gaertner. Produced by by Lawrence Inglee, Oren Moverman, William L. Walton, Matthew Malek, Claude Dal Farra; director of photography, Zachary Galler; production design by Gino Fortebuono; costume design by Carisa Kelly; original music by Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans. A Blackbird Production in association with Rush River Entertainment, Cave Pictures and Initiate Productions.

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