DVD 101 mins IMDB 7.8 (44,784 votes)
PG-13
The Others
Dimension Films (2001)
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#80

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(2002 )
Drama, Horror, Thriller
Spain  /  English

Nicole Kidman Grace Stewart
Fionnula Flanagan Mrs. Bertha Mills
Christopher Eccleston Charles Stewart
Alakina Mann Anne Stewart
James Bentley Nicholas Stewart
Eric Sykes Mr. Edmund Tuttle
Elaine Cassidy Lydia
Renée Asherson Old lady
Gordon Reid Assistant
Keith Allen Mr. Marlish
Jennifer Aspen
Derrex Brady
Bodhi Elfman
Hal Linden
John Livingston
Devon Odessa
Phillip Rhys
Fiona Flanagan
Michelle Fairley Mrs. Marlish
Alexander Vince Victor Marlish
Ricardo López Second assistant
Aldo Grilo Gardener
Renee Asherson

Director Travis Fine; Alejandro Amenabar; Alejandro Amenábar
Producer Fernando Bovaira; Park Sunmin; Travis Fine; Julie O'Neill; Jose Luis Cuerda; Sunmin Park
Writer Alejandro Amenábar; Travis Fine; Alejandro Amenabar
Cinematography Javier Aguirresarobe
Musician Alejandro Amenábar
User Credit 1 Nacho Ruiz Capillas
User Credit 2 Sonia Grande

Spanish filmmaker Alejandro Amenabar's first English-language production is a creepy period ghost story that continues in the vein of his earlier art house hit Open Your Eyes (1997). Nicole Kidman stars as Grace, a devoutly religious mother of two ailing children who has moved with her family to a mansion on the English coast while awaiting her husband's return from World War II, though he has been declared missing. Their children, Anne (Alakina Mann) and Nicholas (James Bentley), both suffer from a rare photosensitivity disease that renders them extremely vulnerable to sunlight, prompting Grace's rule of having only one door open in the house at a time. When Anne begins claiming to see ghosts, Grace at first believes her newly arrived family of eccentric servants to be responsible, but chilling events and visions soon lead her to believe that something supernatural is indeed going on. The Others was released only a few months prior to Vanilla Sky (2001), the American remake of Alejandro's Open Your Eyes (1997), ironically starring Kidman's then-estranged husband Tom Cruise. — Karl Williams

Edition Details
Barcode 786936166552
Region Region 1
Chapters 19
Release Date 8/5/2003
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color
Subtitles Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 2

Features
Disc 1: Color Closed-captioned
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Original
User Text 1 Thematic elements and frightening moments.
User Text 2 Sooner Or Later They Will Find You.
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Notes
Trivia: The disease the children have is an actual disease known as xeroderma pigmentosum. It is very rare with roughly a thousand people in the world that have it. (more)

Goofs: Continuity: Grace is teaching the children and tells them that they must study separately from their readers. Anne leaves to go into the music room and the door is locked but the camera stays with Nicholas in his room. He begins to read from his reader and the camera dollies around behind Nicholas and on the table you can see Anne's reader. In the next shot, Anne is in the music room with her reader. (more)

Quotes:
Anne: WE'RE NOT DEAD!
Nicholas: We're not dead!
(more)

Awards: Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 22 wins & 36 nominations (more)