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Writer:
Alejandro Amenábar (written by)
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Release Date:
10 August 2001 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Sooner or later she'll see them, then everything will be different. See more »
Plot:
A woman who lives in a darkened old house with her two photosensitive children becomes convinced that her family home is haunted. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 27 wins & 45 nominations See more »
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Suspenseful, stylish horror film ***/**** See more (1097 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Alejandro Amenábar 
 
Writing credits
Alejandro Amenábar (written by)

Produced by
Fernando Bovaira .... producer
Eduardo Chapero-Jackson .... associate producer
Tom Cruise .... executive producer
José Luis Cuerda .... producer
Miguel Ángel González .... line producer
Emiliano Otegui .... line producer
Sunmin Park .... producer
Rick Schwartz .... executive producer
Paula Wagner .... executive producer
Bob Weinstein .... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Alejandro Amenábar 
 
Cinematography by
Javier Aguirresarobe 
 
Film Editing by
Nacho Ruiz Capillas 
 
Casting by
Shaheen Baig 
Jina Jay 
 
Production Design by
Benjamín Fernández 
 
Art Direction by
Benjamín Fernández (uncredited)
 
Set Decoration by
Emilio Ardura 
Elli Griff 
Benjamín Fernández (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Sonia Grande 
 
Makeup Department
Montse Boqueras .... makeup assistant (as Montserrat Boqueras)
Mara Collazo .... makeup assistant
Ana López-Puigcerver .... makeup artist
Belén López-Puigcerver .... hair stylist
Robert McCann .... makeup design and concept: Ms. Kidman
Peter Owen .... wigs design and concept: Ms. Kidman
Teresa Rabal .... hair stylist
Kerry Warn .... hairdresser design and concept: Ms. Kidman
 
Production Management
José Antonio García Tapia .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Luis Casacuberta .... second second assistant director
Javier Chinchilla .... first assistant director
Guillermo Escribano .... second assistant director
Carlos Santana .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Gonzalo Ansó .... stand-by props
Ángel Balaguer .... master plasterer
Salvador Comes .... stand-by painter
Pedro Jesús De la Fuente .... construction buyer (as Pedro De La Fuente)
José G. Donado .... master painter (as José García Donado)
Steve Ellis .... illustrator: main titles
Alejandro Fernández .... draftsman
José Alberto Fernández .... prop runner: Santander
Rubén Fernández .... prop runner: Santander
Carlos Gil .... stand-by props
Alfonso Guitiérrez .... prop runner: Santander
Catalina Madurga .... art trainee
Julián Martín .... scenic artist
Natalia Montes .... storyboard artist
Ramón Moya .... construction manager
José Luis Navarro .... stand-by carpenter
Blas Antonio Padilla .... stand-by props
Sergio Pérez .... prop runner: Santander
Clemente Rivas .... stand-by props
Sergio Rozas .... storyboard artist
Germán Segovia .... prop runner: Santander
Antonio Sánchez-Romo .... master carpenter
Juan Ignacio Viñuales .... stand-by props
Enrique Vázquez .... prop buyer
 
Sound Department
John Bailey .... assistant sound engineer
Chris Barrett .... assistant sound engineer (as Chris Barret)
John Bateman .... adr recordist
Les Brock .... stereo sound consultant: SDDS
Sergio Bürmann .... boom operator (as Sergio Burmann)
Tim Cavagin .... sound re-recording mixer
Carlos Culebras .... boom operator
Guillaume Delamare .... foley recordist
Rod Duggan .... stereo sound consultant: DTS
Isabel Díaz Cassou .... sound designer
Álex F. Capilla .... assistant sound editor (as Alejandro Fernández Capilla)
Geoff Foster .... sound engineer
Carlos Lidón .... cable person
Julien Naudin .... foley artist
Alfonso Raposo .... adr recordist (as Sito Raposo)
Maite Rivera .... sound editor
James Seddon .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Steve Single .... sound re-recording mixer
María Steinberg .... assistant sound editor
Ricardo Steinberg .... sound
Robert Thompson .... adr recordist
 
Special Effects by
Graham Aikman .... special effects assistant: The Weatherman/F&P
Derek Langley .... special effects supervisor: The Weatherman/F&P
Pedro Moreno .... special effects assistant: The Weatherman/F&P
Bernard Newton .... special effects assistant: The Weatherman/F&P
Félix Bergés .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Nike Alonso .... special effects digital production: Daiquiri
John Benn .... scanning and recording editorial: Cinesite (as Jon Benn)
Félix Bergés .... visual effects supervisor
Juanjo Carretero .... scanning and recording: Telson
Carmen Díaz .... 3D computer animator: Daiquiri
Eduardo Díaz .... digital compositor: Daiquiri
Daniel Fernández .... 3D computer animator: Daiquiri
David Guaita .... digital compositor: Daiquiri
Simon Hughes .... scanning and recording supervisor: Cinesite
Antonio Lado .... 3D computer animator: Daiquiri
Iván López .... digital matte painter: Daiquiri
Carlos Martínez .... optical effects: Story Film
Gregorio Molina .... digital matte painter: Daiquiri
Gonzalo Moure .... digital compositor: Daiquiri
Ana Nuñez .... optical effects: Story Film
Pablo Núñez .... optical effects: Story Film
Antonio Ojeda .... optical effects: Story Film
Guillermo Orbe .... digital compositor: Daiquiri
Stuart Pearson .... head scanning and recording: Cinesite
Magoga Piñas .... 3D computer animator: Daiquiri
Rafa Solorzano .... compositing supervisor: Daiquiri
Susana Suárez .... special effects digital production: Daiquiri
Carlos Trijueque .... digital compositor: Daiquiri
Rosa Ángel .... digital compositor: Daiquiri
Dan Ashton .... scanning and recording (uncredited)
Úrsula García .... visual effects coordinator: pre-production (uncredited)
Todd Hemsley .... compositor (uncredited)
Lorraine Johnson .... scanning: Cinesite (uncredited)
Simon Johnson .... scanning: Cinesite (uncredited)
Raphaël Kourilsky .... digital compositor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Juan Benito Cuevas .... assistant stunt coordinator
Sonia Gonzalo .... stunts
Miguel Pedregosa .... stunt coordinator
Esther Ramos .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Arturo Aldegunde .... Steadicam operator
Enrique Bello .... gaffer
Stanley B. Burns .... still photographer: post mortem original (as Stanley B. Burns M.D.)
Juan de Andrés .... clapper loader: second unit (as Juan De Andrés)
Gustavo de la Fuente .... clapper loader (as Gustavo De La Fuente)
Antonio Fernández Santamaría .... grip (as Antonio Fdez Santamaría)
Rafael García Martos .... gaffer (as Rafael Martos)
Carlos García .... electrician
José Luis González Jr. .... grip
José Luis González .... key grip
Ángel Granell .... electrician
Salvador Gómez Calle .... focus puller: second unit (as Salvador Gómez)
Teresa Isasi .... still photographer: post mortem new
Julio Madurga .... camera operator
Eugenio Martínez .... electrician
José Luis Molero .... electrician
Manuel Outomuro .... still photographer: special promotional
Ramiro Sabell .... focus puller
Alberto Sánchez Beltrán .... electrician (as Alberto Sánchez)
 
Casting Department
Camilla Evans .... casting assistant: Jina Jay Casting
Immaculada Iglesias .... casting: Santander stand-ins
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Claudia Adriazola .... seamstress
Ana Cuerda .... wardrobe assistant
Paco Delgado .... wardrobe assistant
Eva Salas .... seamstress
 
Editorial Department
María José Almela .... assistant editor (as Mª José Almela)
Maite Bermúdez .... post-production assistant
Alfonso Berrocal .... second assistant editor
Felisa Catalinas .... negative cutter
Yolanda Cáceres .... color timer
Manuela Díaz .... post-production: Sogecine
Eladio Fernández .... post-production: Sogecine
Marian Fernández .... post-production assistant
Ángela Iglesias .... second assistant editor
David López-Puigcerver .... post-production assistant
Carmen Mesa .... negative cutter
Javier Navasques .... second assistant editor
Isabel Ranz .... second assistant editor
Manuel Salgueiro .... telecine operator
Carolina Martínez Urbina .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Alejandro Amenábar .... orchestrator
Xavier Capellas .... orchestrator
Lucio Godoy .... music producer
Lucio Godoy .... orchestrator
Claudio Ianni .... conductor: The London Session Orchestra
Claudio Ianni .... orchestrator
Randy Spendlove .... music executive: Dimension Films
Gavyn Wright .... concert master: The London Session Orchestra
Bruce White .... viola (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Svetlana Albitskaia .... double: Ms. Kidman
Svetlana Albitskaia .... stand-in
Pablo Alfaro .... financial director
Claire Amondaray .... production trainee
Julie Austin .... drama coach: children
Miguel Balanzategui .... video link
Susan Ball .... chaperone
Irene Ballesteros .... stand-in
Beatriz Bodegas .... legal department: Sogecine
Felicia Bushman .... assistant: Ms. Kidman
José Ramón De La Isla .... stand-in
Sophie De Mac Mahon .... production: Sogecine
Javier de Oleza .... accountant: Sogecine (as Javier Oleza)
Javier de Oleza .... administration staff: Sogecine (as Javier Oleza)
Carlos Del Hoyo .... press and public relations
Luis Dorado .... press and public relations
Elizabeth Every .... chaperone
Elizabeth Every .... tutor
Paula Farias .... unit doctor
Daya Fernandez .... press and public relations (as Daya Fernández)
Marian Fernández .... production assistant
Montserrat Fernández .... stand-in
Sandra Frieze .... dialogue coach
Luis Fernando Garrido .... stand-in
Brian Gibbs .... production accountant
Antonio Giménez .... marketing: Sogecine
Montserrat González .... legal department: Sogecine
Flora Herránz .... press and public relations
Didi Hopkins .... drama coach: children
Rafael Hostelería .... caterer
Gracy Hunter .... press and public relations
Alejandro Jiménez .... stand-in
Javier Leal .... manager: laboratory
Walter Leonard .... translator
Sol López .... assistant: Mr. Bovaira
Ángeles López .... legal department: Sogecine
Gaynor Victoria Mann .... chaperone
Javier Martín .... accountant: Sogecine
Javier Martín .... administration staff: Sogecine
Luis Martín .... accountant: Sogecine
Luis Martín .... administration staff: Sogecine
Gloria Menchacatorre .... public relations assistant
Eva Muslera .... controller
Laura Muñoz-Rojas .... craft service
Trilby Norton .... production coordinator
Juan Pando .... consultant: historical
J. Ethan Park .... production: Maxmedia
Matt Pascale .... production: Maxmedia
Maite Payero .... secretary: Las Producciones del Escorpión
Juan Luis Pedrero .... assistant accountant
Guillermo Peña .... manager: laboratory
Luis Pérez Dávila .... security coordinator
Juana Ramos .... accountant: Sogecine
Juana Ramos .... administration staff: Sogecine
Orly Ravid .... production: Maxmedia
Luis Revuelta .... stand-in
Nuria Rodríguez .... unit doctor
Nicholas Roe .... assistant: Ms. Wagner (as Nick Roe)
Verónica Roldán .... production: Sogecine
Cecilia Rubio .... legal department: Sogecine
Andrea Ruiz .... stand-in
Jonathan Sanger .... production consultant
Charo Santamaría .... accountant: Sogecine
Charo Santamaría .... administration staff: Sogecine
Germán Sela .... marketing: Sogecine
Michael Soppelsa .... security supervisor
Carmen Soriano .... script supervisor
Sandra Sousa .... stand-in
Francisco Sánchez Ortiz .... marketing: Sogecine (as Francisco Sanchez)
Jennifer Sánchez .... stand-in
Daniel M. Villalba .... production runner
Jeffrey Winter .... assistant: Ms. Park
Jeffrey Winter .... production: Maxmedia
Pablo Zorilla .... production trainee
Urko Errazquin .... marketing (uncredited)
David Greenbaum .... executive assistant: Harvey Weinstein (uncredited)
Christopher Hanada .... assistant: Ms. Wagner (uncredited)
Garson Yu .... title designer (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Antonio Buenaga .... special thanks
Vicki Cherkas .... special thanks
Michael Doven .... special thanks
Laurent Dupreche .... special thanks
Geoffrey Gilmore .... special thanks
Diego González-Longoria .... special thanks
Michèle Grignon .... special thanks
Elaine Haggis .... special thanks: Bow Street Magistrates
Pat Kingsley .... special thanks
Elliot Kleinberg .... special thanks
Kenneth Kleinberg .... special thanks
Rick Nicita .... special thanks
Emanuel Nunez .... special thanks
Catherine Olim .... special thanks
Carmen Prieto .... special thanks
Joaquín Samperio .... special thanks
Robert Seidenberg .... special thanks
Linda Smith .... special thanks: Bow Street Magistrates
Greg Trattner .... special thanks
Kurt Woolner .... special thanks
 
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and frightening moments
Runtime:
101 min | Finland:104 min | USA:104 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Trivia:
Being a Spanish co-production, this film went on after its release on September 7, 2001, to become Spain's biggest grossing domestic film of all time after less than two months of release. However, in 2014, the box office record was broke by Ocho apellidos vascos (2014).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Grace asks Anne about the "ghosts" who are running in the house, she puts her hands on Anne's head, in the next shot, Grace's hands are on the girl's neck.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Grace:Now children, are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin... This story started many thousands of years ago, and it was all over in just 7 days. All that long long time ago, none of the things we can see now, the sun, the moon, the stars, the earth, the animals and plants, not a single one existed. Only God existed. And so only he could have created them. And he did.
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Is "The Others" based on a book?
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78 out of 101 people found the following review useful.
Suspenseful, stylish horror film ***/****, 26 September 2001
Author: Linkin65000 from England

The others ***/****

"The Others" is a suspenseful horror film unlike many these days. Most are concerned with blood and gore, teenage girls getting naked, body count, and not scary. "The Others" is atmospheric, spooky, bloodless, and carried by strong acting and fleshed out characters. Yet, it takes too long to make an impact and the final payoff is not as shocking as it should be.

The plot is simple and not especially innovative (your average ghost story), but it seems fresh thanks to strong acting and a well-crafted, eerie atmosphere that rivals that of a Tim Burton film. Nicole Kidman is Grace, a beautiful young married mother who must raise her two children, Anne (Alakina Mann) and Nicholas (James Bentley) alone in their gigantic (actually, ridiculously large) mansion on a British isle, around the end of WWII. They are alone, for the husband and father has been at war and has not returned, and their housekeepers mysteriously vanished. Suddenly, a trio of friendly caretakers arrive one day. Mrs. Mills (Fionnula Flanagan) is the amiable old lady, Lydia (Elaine Cassidy) is a mute young girl, and Mr. Tuttle (Eric Sykes) is the not-so-social gardener. However, there is a strange, arcane facet to the trio; they have little background and had no way of knowing that Grace was offering positions at her manor. Aside from this, Grace must deal with her children, who have a deadly allergy to light, which means that the house must be dark all the time, allowing for a spooky dark, shadowy ambience. Anna and Nicholas, most importantly, have been visited - by a family of ghosts. Noises - crying, piano music, and running - have been heard. And curtains that stop light from entering the house are opening and closing by themselves. The film is based around Grace's efforts to solve the enigma.

I love the atmosphere of "The Others," set in a nostalgic and ominous 1940's estate. Snowy mist blankets the grass and crisp fall leaves. Murky waters of a lake border the chateau. Elegant furniture, polished marble and wood floors, neatly-woven blankets, tautly fabricated furnishings of wood and olive green cloth, coal black German sedans, lightly wrinkled sweaters and jackets are all seemingly authentic from the era. One spectacular and tense scene has Grace haplessly stumbling through an impenetrably thick ocean of milky fog that weaves through overhanging trees and a ground of crunchy bronze and russet leaves.

The action takes a while to get started up, which is a major negative. This is due to the director, Amenabar, spending time to develop an involving plot, 3-D characters, and the aforementioned décor. While Amenabar succeeds in those respects, we find ourselves wishing something would happen. Many people will easily become bored, feel tempted to sleep or leave, etc., but I, while not exactly enthralled by that point in the film, was still enjoying it.

When we finally are treated to doses of suspense and chills (not so much horror and terror), it is satisfying. You most likely will find yourself on the edge of your seat or huddled in a ball anxiously awaiting the potentially fatal results of Grace's investigation. This is not so much because you care about her character, but really because you expect a sudden scream and heart-stopping outburst of maniacal ghosts. Most scenes are chilling, including the door shutting in the piano room, the old lady in the white dress, and the final chaotic conclusion. However, I can not say that I was truly horrified and paranoid from this film, unlike "The Sixth Sense," where I was freaked out for months. I was still very entertained.

I must commend all the actors in the film, especially Nicole Kidman. The acting was down to earth and realistic, despite Nicole Kidman forced into saying some foolish lines ("Something.. Diabolical!). The two child actors, Mann and Bentley, were excellent in a fairly difficult role for children.

Another important downside to the film was the "shocking" conclusion. While I must admit that I found it brilliant, it lacked the powerful punch I wish it had. I don't know why this is, it just isn't. I am disappointed at how much potential the ending could have packed and how little it did.

Overall, I found "The Others" a highly entertaining thriller with magnetic milieus and plenty of startles.

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