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The others

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Movie propaganda

Sooner or later they will find you.

On the secluded isle of Jersey in the final days of World War II, a young woman waits for her beloved husband to return from the front. Grace (Nicole Kidman) has been raising her two young children, Anne (Alakina Mann) and Nicholas (James Bentley), alone in a beautiful, cavernous, Victorian mansion, the one place she believes them to be safe.

But they are not safe. Not anymore.

When three new servants arrive to replace the ones that inexplicably disappeared, startling, supernatural events begin to unfold. Anne reveals she has been communicating with unexplained apparitions. At first, Grace is reluctant to believe in her children's frightening sightings, but soon, she too begins to sense that intruders are at large.

Who are these numinous trespassers? And what do they want from Grace's family? In order to discover the truth, Grace must abandon all of her fears and beliefs and enter the otherworldly heart of the supernatural.

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film horror Jersey World War II

Persons of interest

  • Nicole Kidman .... Grace
  • Alakina Mann .... Anne
  • James Bentley .... Nicholas
  • Christopher Eccleston .... Charles
  • Fionnula Flanagan .... Mrs Mills
  • Elaine Cassidy .... Lydia
  • Eric Sykes .... Mr Tuttle
  • Alejandro Amenábar .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Secret Agent Acid Thunder

Theatrical report

I couldn't watch The others all the way through. I must be the first person who wanted to see it in the cinemas, and then when I got to see it on video I kept falling asleep. It was not meant to be.

Not a good movie for me, although my flatmates tell me that it was great: they didn't pick the ending until it was very near. I cannot give a full opinion on this movie, because I haven't seen it all the way through but with just the final 20 minutes unseen I still has to rate this film as one of Nicki's bad ones.

Sorry sweety.

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Disc: Single side, single layer
  • Languages: English
  • Picture: 1.33:1
  • Subtitles: English

Security censorship classification

M (Supernatural themes, adult themes)

Surveillance time

104 minutes (1:44 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 8 November 2001
DVD rental: 8 May 2002
VHS rental: 8 May 2002
DVD retail: 4 September 2002
VHS retail: 4 September 2002

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