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The Others

August 11th, 2011



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    Hello,

     

    I’m so touched that you all are enjoying the featured movie on my website.  This month’s featured movie is “The Others”. We chose “The Others” because it was one of your suggestions on my Facebook page and because I think Alejandro Amenabar is one of the finest auteurs of our time.

     

    Working with him was such an honor and I am so grateful to have been a part of his beautiful body of work. I have not seen this film in such a long time, but I look forward to seeing it again with you all.

     

    So, let’s get started …

     

    Grace (Nicole) is a mother living with her two young children (Alakina Mann and James Bentley) in a secluded mansion on the Isle of Jersey during the last days of World War II. Grace anxiously awaits the return of her husband from the war as she desperately tries to shield her children from danger. She has them living in a house shrouded in darkness, never letting in the light because the children are deathly allergic to the sun. Isolated in their dark little world – they begin to get the ominous feeling that they are not alone. Disturbing, unexplainable things begin to happen, and when a kindly trio of servants arrives to help run the household, a terrifying truth comes to light.

     

    What did you think of “The Others”? What did you come away thinking and feeling? Were you surprised by the ending?