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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12
Cast
Nicole Kidman
Fionnula Flanagan
Christopher Eccleston
Alakina Mann
James Bentley
Eric Sykes
Directors
Alejandro Amenabar
Screenwriters
Alejandro Amenabar
Running Time
98 minutes

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Genuinely haunting psychological horror with Nicole Kidman trying to protect her children from the sunshine andà


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Plot
With World War II just over and her husband still away, Grace moves to a remote mansion in Jersey with her two children, both of whom have a dangerous allergy to sunlight. However, the arrival of a trio of servants brings with it a host of supernatural goings-on which threaten to seriously destabilise the family’s closeted existence.


Verdict
A cracking bit of psychological horror which should confirm Amenabar's status as one of the hottest directors around. It will doubtless invite comparisons to a number of other films - but to tell you what those are would be to give too much away. Just work it out for yourself , and prepare to be seriously spooked.


Reviewed by Caroline Westbrook

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