Hauer plays a blind former B-Movie actor and Mr. Universe, who gets involved with a sexy young woman (Manuela Martelli) with an agenda of her own.
The film is based on a novel by Robert Bolaño and was directed by Alicia Scherson, a Chilean born director whose first feature film, "Play," was shot in Chile and premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2005, where it received an award for best director.
Here's the "Il Futuro" synopsis:
When her parents die in a car accident, adolescent Bianca’s universe is upended. Staying alone in the family’s Rome apartment and entrusted with the care of her younger brother, Tomas, she struggles to hold things together as her place in her surreal new world becomes blurry. Life is further complicated when Tomas’s gym-rat friends invite themselves to stay indefinitely. Using Bianca as a lure for a heist they’ve concocted, they convince her to initiate a sexual relationship with enigmatic blind hermit Maciste, played by Rutger Hauer. But as the two spend time together, Bianca unexpectedly finds normalcy and acceptance in the aging B-movie star and former Mr. Universe’s rococo mansion.
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"Il Futuro" (English and Italian with English subtitles, 2012, 94 minutes, color, Chile/Germany/Italy/Spain, World Dramatic)
Director: Alicia Scherson
Screenwriters: Alicia Scherson, based on the novel by Robert Bolaño
Executive Producer: Bruno Bettati
Producers: Christoph Friedel, Claudia Steffen, Mario Mazzarotto, Emanuele Nespeca
Coproducers: Luis Angel Ramirez, Alvaro Alonso
Cinematographer: Ricardo de Angelis
Music: Eduardo Henriquez, Caroline Chaspoul
Sound Designer: Miguel Hormazabal
Principal Cast: Manuela Martelli, Rutger Hauer, Luigi Ciardo, Nicolas Vaporidis, Alessandro Giallocosta