This movie takes place on the Isle of Jersey where a troubled wife has come to sort out the tumult of her life. She encounters a lighthouse-keeper there and they quickly become lovers. Together they flee to Scotland. One day they are making love on a beach when the lighthouse keeper dies. But that's only the beginning of the story.
A bizarre story of love, life and death.
November 1972 (UK)
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Also Known As:
The Exorcism of Hugh
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(Westrex Recording System)
Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
Title comes from a quotation:- Neither the sea nor the sand will kill their love, nor the wind take it away from them. See more
Towards the end of the film, the flowers Collie carries frequently change from being in bloom to not being in bloom. See more
When does a man die? Who knows what happens in the moment of death? The soul doesn't die, simply leaves the body. But what if it didn't? If it went on living in a dead body? A prisoner, in a body decaying around it. Is it possible? What is possible?
Hugh was not dead.
If it weren't for you, this would never have happened. He's possessed, isn't he? Possessed by you. You're a witch, trafficking with the Devil. You have conjured an evil spirit into his dead body.
My love for him has given him life...
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[epilogue] "Neither the sea nor the sand will kill their love, Nor the wind take it in envy from them...." See more
The UK cinema version was cut by the BBFC to edit a sex scene between Hugh and Anna. The 2008 Odeon DVD is fully uncut. See more