History Film / TheOthers

15th Jul '17 1:44:22 PM nombretomado
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The film is set on the British Channel Island of Jersey in the immediate aftermath of WorldWarII, and follows devout Catholic Grace Stewart and her two young children, Anne and Nicholas, who both suffer from a rare disease which means that they cannot risk exposure to sunlight as it will be fatal to them. The arrival of three servants coincides with a number of odd and increasingly disturbing events - disembodied voices, strange noises and the children claiming to have seen several ghostly figures - causing Grace to fight to save her children while struggling to keep her sanity.

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The film is set on the British Channel Island of Jersey in the immediate aftermath of WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and follows devout Catholic Grace Stewart and her two young children, Anne and Nicholas, who both suffer from a rare disease which means that they cannot risk exposure to sunlight as it will be fatal to them. The arrival of three servants coincides with a number of odd and increasingly disturbing events - disembodied voices, strange noises and the children claiming to have seen several ghostly figures - causing Grace to fight to save her children while struggling to keep her sanity.



* BrokenBird: Lydia, who has been left mute due to an unspecified [[spoiler: (until the ending)]] trauma, and is generally very [[ShrinkingViolet shy]] and constantly looks miserable. Grace also qualifies, as she's been through WorldWarII, her husband is missing and presumed dead, and has been stuck raising her young children in darkness and isolation.

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* BrokenBird: Lydia, who has been left mute due to an unspecified [[spoiler: (until the ending)]] trauma, and is generally very [[ShrinkingViolet shy]] and constantly looks miserable. Grace also qualifies, as she's been through WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, her husband is missing and presumed dead, and has been stuck raising her young children in darkness and isolation.



* ThousandYardStare: Charles does this a lot, presumably because of the horrors he's seen while fighting in WorldWarII.

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* ThousandYardStare: Charles does this a lot, presumably because of the horrors he's seen while fighting in WorldWarII.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
12th Jul '17 1:51:13 PM DrOO7
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* EmpathicEnvironment: Throughout the film, the weather surrounding the house is damp, gloomy, and foggy. At the end, it's bright and sunny. With what we've learned by now, [[spoiler: the gloomy weather represented the land of the dead, while the sunny weather was that of the living (also possibly symbolizes Grace and the children's acceptance of their situation)]]
6th Jul '17 10:58:49 AM TheAimz
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* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:Grace and both of her children at the end.]]

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* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:Grace and both of her children at children, as well as the end.servants.]]
29th May '17 8:46:02 AM TheAimz
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* CaliforniaDoubling: The film is set in Jersey, but the exterior shots of the mansion were filmed in Spain.
21st Feb '17 9:50:35 AM Mdumas43073
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''The Others'' is a 2001 supernatural horror film directed by Alejandro Amenábar, and starring Creator/NicoleKidman, Christopher Eccleston and Fionnula Flanagan. It became the first English spoken film ever to receive the Best Film Award at Spain's Goya Awards.

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''The Others'' is a 2001 supernatural horror film directed by Alejandro Amenábar, and starring Creator/NicoleKidman, Christopher Eccleston and Fionnula Flanagan. It became the first English spoken English-language film ever to receive the Best Film Award at Spain's Goya Awards.
2nd Feb '17 7:09:57 PM Idek618
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* CatapultNightmare: At the very beginning of the film, Grace is shown awaking from a nightmare (which the audience doesn't witness) by screaming in horror. Later events, however, imply that [[spoiler:it was no dream - that she was reliving the memory of killing of her own family and then herself]]. Technically though, it's not a CatapultNightmare - she remains lying down throughout the traumatic awakening.

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* CatapultNightmare: At the very beginning of the film, Grace is shown awaking from a nightmare (which the audience doesn't witness) by screaming in horror. Later events, however, imply that [[spoiler:it was no dream - that she was reliving the memory of killing of her own family and then herself]]. Technically though, it's not a CatapultNightmare - she remains lying down throughout the traumatic awakening.
4th Jan '17 8:53:10 AM Xtifr
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'''''The Others''''' is a 2001 supernatural horror film directed by Alejandro Amenábar, and starring Creator/NicoleKidman, Christopher Eccleston and Fionnula Flanagan. It became the first English spoken film ever to receive the Best Film Award at Spain's Goya Awards.

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'''''The Others''''' ''The Others'' is a 2001 supernatural horror film directed by Alejandro Amenábar, and starring Creator/NicoleKidman, Christopher Eccleston and Fionnula Flanagan. It became the first English spoken film ever to receive the Best Film Award at Spain's Goya Awards.
24th Jan '16 8:26:11 AM TheAimz
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* AdultFear: Grace really freaks out whenever she believes her children are hurt or in danger.
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: The Stewarts were dead all along, and died in a very tragic manner, but realizing and accepting this has allowed them to overcome their dysfunctional family issues.]]
* BrokenBird: Poor Lydia comes conveniently pre-broken.

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* AdultFear: This film is filled with them:
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Grace really freaks out whenever she believes has to deal with the possibility that there are intruders in her house who mean her children are hurt or in danger.
* BittersweetEnding:
harm. [[spoiler: The Stewarts were dead all along, and died in a This turns out to be untrue, but the fear is very tragic manner, but realizing and accepting this has allowed them to overcome their dysfunctional family issues.real.]]
** Grace later has to deal with the fact that [[spoiler: she killed her own children while suffering a psychotic breakdown.]]
** Grace's husband Charles goes to war and is presumed dead - [[spoiler: and it later turns out that he really did perish in the war.]]
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: The Stewarts were dead all along, and died in a very tragic manner, but realising and accepting this has allowed them to overcome their dysfunctional family issues.]]
* BrokenBird: Poor Lydia comes conveniently pre-broken. Lydia, who has been left mute due to an unspecified [[spoiler: (until the ending)]] trauma, and is generally very [[ShrinkingViolet shy]] and constantly looks miserable. Grace also qualifies, as she's been through WorldWarII, her husband is missing and presumed dead, and has been stuck raising her young children in darkness and isolation.



* CatapultNightmare: At the very beginning of the film, Grace is shown awaking from a nightmare (which the audience doesn't witness) by screaming her head off. Later events, however, imply that [[spoiler:it was no dream - her ghost had just "woken up" from killing her own family and then herself]]. Technically though, it's not a CatapultNightmare - she remains lying down throughout the traumatic awakening.

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* CatapultNightmare: At the very beginning of the film, Grace is shown awaking from a nightmare (which the audience doesn't witness) by screaming her head off. in horror. Later events, however, imply that [[spoiler:it was no dream - her ghost had just "woken up" from that she was reliving the memory of killing of her own family and then herself]]. Technically though, it's not a CatapultNightmare - she remains lying down throughout the traumatic awakening.



* DeadpanSnarker: Anne. Also Bertha Mills, towards the end:

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* DeadpanSnarker: Anne. Also [[ServileSnarker Bertha Mills, Mills]], towards the end:



* TheEndingChangesEverything

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* TheEndingChangesEverythingTheEndingChangesEverything: [[spoiler: Grace, her children and the servants were DeadAllAlong, and the "others" are living people trying to contact their spirits.]]



** Mrs. Mills mentions the island being evacuated in the past due to an outbreak of tuberculosis. [[spoiler: The same outbreak that killed her, Mr. Tuttle, and Lydia.]]



* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler:Grace herself at the end.]]

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* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler:Grace herself at herself, although she died prior to the end.film's events.]]



* InfantImmortality: [[spoiler:Subverted]].

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* InfantImmortality: [[spoiler:Subverted]].Subverted - when Grace is flipping through the "book of the dead", there are photographs of deceased children as well as adults. [[spoiler: Also, as it turns out, both Anne and Nicholas are dead, having been smothered to death.]]



* {{Jerkass}}: Anne psychologically bullies her brother and is cruel to Lydia, making fun of the latter's muteness. However, her mother's way of raising her isn't exactly ideal, so that does explain a lot of the behavior, and by the end Anne is firmly in JerkWithAHeartOfGold territory.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Anne psychologically bullies her brother and is cruel to Lydia, making fun of the latter's muteness. However, her mother's way of raising her isn't exactly ideal, so that does explain a lot of the behavior, behaviour, and by the end Anne is firmly in JerkWithAHeartOfGold territory.



* ProphetEyes: The old woman, although this is because she is presumably blind.

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* ProphetEyes: The old woman, although this is presumably because she is presumably blind.



* ShellShockedVeteran: Charles.
* SmallSecludedWorld: Used to make the presence of the "others" more eerie. The entire film takes place on a very empty island estate, occupied only by the Stewart family and three new servants. To add to this effect, almost every time we see ouside it's misty, creating a bigger sense of isolation.

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* ShellShockedVeteran: Charles.
Charles, upon his return from the war.
* SmallSecludedWorld: Used to make the presence of the "others" more eerie. The entire film takes place on a very empty island estate, occupied only by the Stewart family and three new servants. To add to this effect, almost every time we see ouside outside it's misty, creating a bigger sense of isolation.


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* ThousandYardStare: Charles does this a lot, presumably because of the horrors he's seen while fighting in WorldWarII.
** During the ending, Grace is slumped against the wall, staring into space, after [[spoiler: learning that she and her children are dead, by her own hand.]]
15th Jan '16 6:10:59 AM Mad_Spy
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* ChekhovsGun: The "book of the dead." It's filled with photographs of the corpses of recently deceased people; a practica that's supposed to help bring them back as spirits.

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* ChekhovsGun: The "book of the dead." It's filled with photographs of the corpses of recently deceased people; a practica practice that's supposed to help bring them back as spirits.



* DemonicPossession: When Anne is left alone to play she's possessesed by the ghost of an old blind woman. Subverted, however, [[spoiler: when it's revealed the family are ghosts, and thus Anne was the possesor - though it was completely unintentional on her part. In fact, the old woman may have been [[WillingChanneler allowing herself to be possessed]]]].

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* DemonicPossession: When Anne is left alone to play she's possessesed possessed by the ghost of an old blind woman. Subverted, however, [[spoiler: when it's revealed the family are ghosts, and thus Anne was the possesor possessor - though it was completely unintentional on her part. In fact, the old woman may have been [[WillingChanneler allowing herself to be possessed]]]].
15th Jan '16 3:14:41 AM TheAimz
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* CreepyGood: As the film goes on, [[spoiler:the servants, Mrs. Mills in particular, gradually get more and more sinister]], leading up to the [[TheReveal revelation]] that [[spoiler: they're ghosts]]. Ultimately, however, they mean no harm and only want to help Grace and her children.
** [[spoiler: The old woman]] is terrifying in several of her appearances. In the end, it turns out that she's [[spoiler: a very much alive medium who is merely trying to contact the spirits of Grace and her children]].
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