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Aro Recommended Others, The

 

USA 2001, 104 minutes
Dir. Alejandro Amenabar
Rating: [M]
Genres: Horror / Paranorma

Topics: Gothic.

 

Aroview: Ghostly tale in the classic tradition of Henry James, conjuring a spectral fog of unease from a gaunt mansion on the island of Jersey in 1945, presided over by a morbidly religious Nicole Kidman.

Due to a rare medical condition her two children must not be exposed to sunlight, and thus the world of family and servants is shadowed by ever-drawn curtains and locked doors, out of which the children see (or imagine?) menacing ‘others’. Despite a slow start, impressive style eventually succumbs to substance with a satisfying series of twists.

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  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
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  • trailers
  • 2-disc set
 

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