A woman named Grace retires with her two children to a mansion on Jersey, towards the end of the Second World War, where she's waiting for her husband to come back from battle. The children have a disease which means they cannot be touched by direct sunlight without being hurt in some way. They will live alone there with oppressive, strange and almost religious rules, until she needs to hire a group of servants for them. Their arrival will accidentally begin to break the rules with unexpected consequences.Written by
Lighting and electricity. Grace said she doesn't have electricity over there but during night sequences, the rooms are too brightly lit for gas or kerosene lamps. See more »
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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Thanks to Cercanías de Renfe de Santander. (Thanks to the Renfe commuter trains of Santander.) See more »
Theatrical releases included a longer credit sequence with sketches of Nicole Kidman in the attic and the servants, SFX differences, and some lines of dialogue that were deleted from all subsequent home media releases and TV airings (most notably to make certain plot revelations less obvious). See more »
Chilling drama of the haunted house genre,a mother and her 2 children live in a big manor alone since her husband went to war.the mother is over protective and needs to refine the children to quarters so she hires some house help,strange goings on and unexplained measures occur and the house is consumed by disobedience and division, the mother tries desperately to embrace her children but they seem distant and she soon realizes the hired help are no help at all.very well made horror with an of age atmosphere and spooky feel,NICOLE KIDMAN is flawless and the house is haunting,an original story with brilliant ending help this movie over the line for an achieved horror...recommended
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