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The Others (2001)

Another weekend and another movie we got for you. The Others (2001) is my suggestion for the weekend ahead, an intriguing and tensed horror thriller, that will keep you on your toes until the very end. This is a PG-13 rated movie.

On the secluded Isle of Jersey in the final days of World War II, a young woman waits in vain for her beloved husband to return from the front. Grace has been raising her two young children alone in her beautiful, cavernous Victorian mansion, the one place she believes them to be safe. The children have photosensitivity (allergy to sunlight), a disease which means they cannot be touched by direct sunlight without being hurt in some way. They will live alone there with oppressive, strange and almost religious rules, until she needs to hire a group of servants for them. When a new trio of servants arrives to replace the crew that inexplicably disappeared, startling events begin to unfold. Grace’s daughter reveals she has been communicating with unexplained apparitions that come and go in every room of the house…

Starring: Nicole kidman, Fionnula Flanagan, Cristopher Ecclestone,

Director: Alejandro Amenábar

This movie had 50 nominations and won 28 awards, and was also nominated for Golden Globe. Among the awards were:

Saturn Award in 2002 for Best Horror Film, Best Actress to Nicole Kidman and Best Support Actress to Fionnula Flanagan, at Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA 2002;

ASCAP Award in 2002 for Top Box Office Films to Alejandro Amenábar, at  ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards 2002;

CEC Award in 2002 for Best Director and Best Screenplay, Original to Alejandro Amenábar, at Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain in 2002.


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