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The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea (1976)

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After his father dies, a disturbed young boy plots to take revenge on the new man in his mother's life.

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Anne Osborne
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Jim Cameron
Jonathan Kahn ...
Jonathan Osborne
Margo Cunningham ...
Elizabeth Palmer
Earl Rhodes ...
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Paul Tropea ...
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Gary Lock ...
Number Four
Stephen Black ...
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Peter Clapham ...
Richard Pettit
Jennifer Tolman ...
Mary Ingram
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Widowed now for close to four years, Anne Osborne, who now operates the antiques shop formerly owned by her husband David, and their son, Jonathan Osborne, live in a small, English seaside town. Both Anne and Jonathan still miss David even after all these years. Going through puberty, Jonathan uses something he finds in his bedroom to explore the emerging thoughts of sexuality going through his mind. Although Anne knows Jonathan sneaks out of the house early in the morning against her orders, she is unaware that he is attending meetings of a secret society of five boys, who refer to each other only by a cardinal number, their rank within the group as assigned by "The Chief", number one. The Chief is an arrogant, sadistic pseudo-intellectual who needs to show his power and dominance over the other four in whatever means possible. He largely considers them immature as he spouts off his Nietzschean philosophies, centering on that adults create rules that ultimately disrupt the natural ... Written by Huggo

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He gave his soul to the sea and his heart to a woman. Their love will arouse you. The story will disturb you. The ending will startle you.


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28 August 1976 (Japan)  »

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Der Weg allen Fleisches  »

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Most movie posters for the film featured a long blurb that read: "He gave his soul to the sea and his heart to a woman. Their love will arouse you. The story will disturb you. The ending will startle you". See more »

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Gorgeous movie
21 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when it came out. With no advance info, I was entranced with the story, the beauty of the countryside and village. It proved to be a powerful story, great love story, finally ending in a dreadful surprise outcome. Very psychological story and character study. Watch it, you will be rewarded.

Life in the village provided many interesting cameos. A story of how wrong things can go, even in a peaceful Welsh seaside area. Deep feelings from a traumatic loss of a father cause the young boy to develop an unhealthy way of coping with his mother and her new friend. Frightening, beautiful, complicated and well worth a view.


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