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Still shot from the movie: The Others.

The Others

Isolated in a mist-shrouded mansion, a mother (Nichole Kidman) cares for her children, who have a disease that makes them unable to withstand bright light. Strange things begin to happen as they dwell in the dark --forcing the family to realizes they are not as alone as they believed. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B
Violence: B
Sexual Content: B-
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 104
Theater Release: 09 Aug 2001
Video Release: 05 Aug 2003
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

This movie begs to have parents share their beliefs about what happens when we die, with their children. Discussion points may also include why “ghosts” are often shown in frightening ways in movies.

Although filmed in Spain (the home country of writer/director Alejandro Amenabar), The Others is set on the Isle of Jersey, one of the Channel Islands between England and France, and the only piece of British territory to be occupied by the Nazi’s during World War II. Read more about this fascinating island—now a major Northern European tourist destination—by visiting www.jersey.co.uk. An especially interesting page explains the history of the German Underground Hospital, one of many physical reminders of the war.

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