The Others (Amenábar, 2001) is a period ghost story set in post-WWII Jersey, a British dependency off the coast of Normandy, France.

It borrows extensive storytelling techniques from the period (particularly late German Expressionism) and, as the writer/director initially didn’t speak English until he was producing the movie, the focus of the film is less on the dialogue, and more on visual metaphor, emotional and evocative acting, and stylized embodiment in both sets and effect. It plays heavily with notions of traditional gender and family and the roles in which women played in critical periods in history.

At one stage…

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