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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
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I'm a big fan of horror movies, but it has been a long time since a horror movie actually horrified me.
I didn't know "See the Sea" (or "Regarde la mer") was a horror movie when I began watching it. I knew only that it was a perhaps mildly suspenseful, but probably boring fifty-two minute French film being shown on Cinemax. I didn't expect much.
I didn't even bother going on-line to look for reviews.
So, how was I to know I shouldn't have watched "See the Sea" very late at night? As I said, I was prepared to be bored, figuring if I were bored to the point of nodding off on the sofa, I could turn it off and toddle off to bed, no problem.
An hour later, having finished watching this amazing, subtle, disturbing film, I was wide awake and disquieted -- and another hour passed before I settled down enough to go to bed.
The film's horror is psychological. It's in the relationship between two very different women, and it builds to a stunning conclusion.
The last film that made me feel this creeped out was "Repulsion" in 1966, when I was a teenager. And that was a French film, too. Hmmm...
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