Down 7,220 this week

See the Sea (1997)
"Regarde la mer" (original title)

 -  Thriller  -  28 August 1998 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 1,535 users  
Reviews: 35 user | 14 critic

Sasha, a young British woman, is living with her baby daughter at Ile d'Yeu, a peaceful beach community. A stranger appears. Her name is Tatiana, she's passing through, and pitches her tent... See full summary »



0Check in

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.

Related News

Still Life wins at Voices
| ScreenDaily
UK Focus at Vologda's Voices
| ScreenDaily
François Ozon
| The Guardian - Film News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 900 titles
created 10 Dec 2011
a list of 997 titles
created 05 Aug 2012
a list of 29 titles
created 11 Sep 2012
a list of 28 titles
created 07 Oct 2012
a list of 204 titles
created 05 Dec 2012

Related Items

Search for "See the Sea" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: See the Sea (1997)

See the Sea (1997) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of See the Sea.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Swimming Pool (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A British mystery author visits her publisher's home in the South of France, where her interaction with his unusual daughter sets off some touchy dynamics.

Director: François Ozon
Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Charles Dance, Ludivine Sagnier
Little Death (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Family ties. Paul is an artist, his current project is to take photos of the faces of men during orgasm. He lives with Martial, his lover. His sister Camille, who's running the family ... See full summary »

Director: François Ozon
Stars: François Delaive, Camille Japy, Martial Jacques
8 Women (2002)
Musical | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

One murdered man, eight women, each seeming to be more eager than the others to know the truth. Gimme, gimme, gimme some clues to make up my mind. And eventually enter the truth. Oh, thou cruel woman!

Director: François Ozon
Stars: Fanny Ardant, Emmanuelle Béart, Danielle Darrieux
X2000 (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A man groggily awakes from an apparently wild New Year's Eve party to find both slumbering partyers and unexpected activity.

Director: François Ozon
Stars: Denise Aron-Schropfer, Bruno Slagmulder, Lucia Sanchez
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Seven brief scenes, each with a couple, explore the surprises and the changes of heart that can occur during sexual encounters. Only one of the seven couples has been in bed together before... See full summary »

Director: François Ozon
Stars: Valérie Druguet, François Delaive, Camille Japy
Angel (2007)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The rise and fall of a young eccentric British writer, in the early 20th century.

Director: François Ozon
Stars: Romola Garai, Sam Neill, Lucy Russell
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A young woman makes a surprising discovery about the husband of her late best friend.

Director: François Ozon
Stars: Romain Duris, Anaïs Demoustier, Raphaël Personnaz
In the House (2012)
Comedy | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A high school French teacher gets increasingly drawn into a precocious student's increasingly transgressive story about his relationship with a friend's family.

Director: François Ozon
Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Vincent Schmitt, Ernst Umhauer
Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

It's summer. Sébastien loves the singer Sheila. Lucia loves boys. And all Luc wants is to get a nice tan...

Director: François Ozon
Stars: Sébastien Charles, Frédéric Mangenot, Lucia Sanchez
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
Director: François Ozon
L'homme idéal II (1996)
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Director: François Ozon
Stars: Pascale Arbillot, Régine Mondion
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: François Ozon


Complete credited cast:
Sasha Hails ...
Marina de Van ...
Tatiana (as Marina De Van)
Samantha ...
Sioffra, The Baby
Paul Raoux ...
Sasha's Husband


Sasha, a young British woman, is living with her baby daughter at Ile d'Yeu, a peaceful beach community. A stranger appears. Her name is Tatiana, she's passing through, and pitches her tent in Sasha's yard. The two women build an odd rapport, and tension builds as events unfold. Written by Eileen Berdon <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis




Unrated | See all certifications »




Release Date:

28 August 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

See the Sea  »

Filming Locations:

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$10,268 (USA) (28 August 1998)


$49,476 (USA) (30 October 1998)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs



See  »

Did You Know?


Referenced in Het glazen huis: Eigen agenda (2005) See more »


Panis Angelicus
Written by Thomas Aquinas
Performed by Aafje Heynis
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Not bad, like an extended 'short'
4 February 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Saw this film on the Sundance Channel a couple times now. It's really not anything new, but it's still a haunting story of frustration, need, and (mis)trust. Sasha seems to be happy (and even says so) with her current settled life, yet there are displays of her boredom and frustration throughout the film (the baby keeps her occupied, yet at the same time it also won't let her sleep, read, etc.). She is also in need of some sex, as a couple scenes prove.

I suppose probably being as bored as she is more so than being polite, she befriends Tatiana after being wary of her at first. Strangely, she starts to place way to much trust in this person (leaving her to watch the baby, etc.), but that just shows Sasha is so pent up that she'll take any chance she gets to have some relief. As they get chummier, Tatiana starts to show to the audience signs of being a bit unstable (you got to see one such scene for yourself!), and later Sasha finds her weird notebook drawings but doesn't seem to think much of it (we all doodle, right?). Later when Sasha offers her most trusting friendliness, Tatiana finally does what she has to do, starting with a scene that at first looks more a return of friendship than what really happens. (Even though what finally happens is a bit predictable, it doesn't take away from its impact since such a thing is always disturbing and tragic.)

Overall, this was an enjoyable film, if you are into concise, well shot and acted drama with talented actresses. Also, for this particular film, it's length was just right, at just under an hour. A-

5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Forest? pahayden
What an odd little film. sargasm1
The baby in this film is so adorable. mekkyobiks
Ozon certainly knows his classics damien-16
Discuss See the Sea (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: