blind cast to Berlin

February 10, 2014 1:30 PM

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BERLIN (AP) - Prominent Chinese filmmaker Lou Ye brought a cast of blind and sighted actors to the Berlin International Film Festival on Monday with "Blind Massage," an adaptation of a popular novel that's set largely in a massage center run by the blind. It's the first of three Chinese movies competing at the festival this year.

Actor Guo Xiaodong said he initially rejected the idea of playing a blind masseur but then changed his mind and prepared for the part by living for a while at a school for the blind in Nanjing, where Bi Feiyu's novel and Lou's film are set. Guo told reporters that he blindfolded himself and found th...

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