The Others (2001)
Director: Alejandro Amenabar
Screenwriter: Alejandro Amenabar
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Fionnula Flanagan, Christopher Eccleston, Alakina Mann, James Bentley, Eric Sykes, Elaine · Cassidy / Renee Asherson / Gordon Reid / Keith Allen / Michelle Fairley
Genre: Drama / Horror / Suspense
Released: 2001-08-10 (USA)
Length: 104 minutes
Also known as: Uninvited Fright (Hong Kong) / The Sixth Sense of Ghosts (Taiwan)
Rating: IMDB 7.6 / Rotten Tomatoes 84%
At the end of World War II, Grace (Nicole Kidman) raised a pair of children alone on a British island, waiting patiently for her husband to return from the war. Children are afraid of light, and will get sick when exposed to light, so the curtains in the house are drawn tightly all year round. In such a gloomy old house, Grace ushered in three new servants. After the arrival of these three people, Grace was chilled-the curtains were often pulled open, the door opened for no reason, and the piano played automatically, and her daughter said that strange men were often seen in the room. Grace fell into a state of mental tension. She didn’t understand why strange things happened again and again, and she didn’t understand why her husband didn’t return home. And she finally realized that all the panic actually came from herself, but things were irreversible…
“The Others” is a 2001 supernatural horror film directed by Alejandro Amenábar. The film takes place in 1945 on the British island of Jersey, where Grace Stewart (played by Nicole Kidman) and her two children are living in an old, isolated mansion while they wait for her husband to return from World War II. Strange occurrences begin to happen in the house, leading Grace to believe that the place is haunted.
As the film progresses, Grace becomes increasingly paranoid and the supernatural activity intensifies. She begins to suspect that her children are not who they seem to be, and that there may be sinister forces at work in the house.
“The Others” received critical acclaim for its performances, direction, and screenplay. It was a commercial success, grossing over $200 million worldwide. The film won eight Goya Awards, including Best Film, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay. Nicole Kidman was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role in the film. “The Others” is considered to be a modern classic in the horror genre, and is widely regarded as one of the best ghost stories ever filmed.