After the death of her daughter, Julia Lofting, a wealthy housewife, moves to London to re-start her life. All seems well until she is haunted by the sadness of losing her own child and the ghosts of other children.
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Ingrid de Souza,
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Ana Beatriz Nogueira,
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After the sudden accidental death of her small daughter, Julia Lofting, a wealthy American woman living in London, bolts her unhappy marriage and buys a house in Kensington which is haunted by the ghost of a quite obscenely nasty little girl who died in the 1950s and plans to use Julia as her pawn in a terrible revenge. Written by
Miguel Cane <email@example.com>
The original unit list (8.11.76) has the films working title as 'Full Circle'. See more »
When a rain-soaked Julia comes home she rubs a towel over her head. As she pulls it off slowly, her hair is damp and sticking up on the sides of her head. The next moment it is combed neatly and dry again. See more »
Right at this moment, the best way for me to describe my feelings on this movie is that it is cutely, immensely sad. The inclusion of "cutely" there may appear.. strange. But there is one face I remember since early childhood (when I first saw this movie), and I'm not likely to ever forget it, nor the music accompanying it. While this movie was chilling in certain parts, the ultimate feeling it conveys (to me) is some sense of a heavenly, sad and beautiful evil. And also that feeling of how separated from the rest of the world the core story is, it's like an own universe where everything is about someone passing through time in darkness.
The soundtrack really deserves a special mention. As a result of my love for it, I own it on CD (however, I still seek certain, quite brilliant versions of the songs on the CD that are only played in the movie). I couldn't think of anything better suited for this movie than Colin Towns' piano, which, at its best, describes that ephemeral glimpse in the mirror. As far as I know, this is Colin Towns' very first soundtrack, and, thus far, I've heard nothing with similar levels of originality, or similar style, for that matter, in his later works.
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