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The Others (2001)

The Others (2001)


Nicole Kidman
Fionnula Flanagan
Christopher Eccleston
Elaine Cassidy

Directed by Alejandro Amenábar

The Others is that movie you get to see once, and once more to get to see how you missed it all in the beginning. The movie is an English-language Spanish gothic supernatural psychological horror film. Not a word of Spanish is spoken in this movie.

The movie has so many accolades, that if you have not see this movie before for any reason, the recognition alone is worth seeing it for. I can never forget the first time me and my sister saw this movie back in 2002, when we laid our hands on the home video. The movie has a twist ending that will leave you jaw dropped to the ground.

The movie plot is set in the 1940s we see a family trying to get by with their day, after World War II. Grace (Nicole Kidman) has two children Anne and Nicholas, who suffer from a rare disease, causing them to have problem with expose to light.
Grace then hires three servants to help around the house, we hired Mrs. Mills, Mr. Tuttle, and a mute girl named Lydia.

Things start to get strange when Anne tells Grace that she is seeing things, to be more specific she is seeing people like ghost in the house. She tells Grace they are a family with a son named Victor who she has conversed with. Victor tells Anne that the house is theirs.

Grace first waves this off , but things start to change when she too starts hearing things in the house. She then starts to investigate, inviting helping to ward off the supernatural existence in the house. But something is off with the house and Grace is starting to notice.

The movie is written, directed, and scored by Alejandro Amenábar, a movie maker which I have not heard of before or after this movie. His direction of this movie is something that needs to be studied by any future movie maker. He handed the movie’s twist in such perfection that, you get the urge to want to see the movie again, the moment the credits starts rolling in.

The movie also boast of excellent cinematography which were used to deliver the needed scare and put you on the edge, with Nicole Kidman delivering one of her best performances. Her acting here is worth her being dabbed one of the best screen legends of her time.

The Others was a huge critical and commercial success making over $200 million from a $17 million budget.

In the main Spain movie awards (Goya) The Others won numerous awards including Best Film, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. It also won other awards and nominations from other notable award programs.

Have you seen The Others? If not, you should.


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