Under the Sand

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  • Summary: For years, Marie (Rampling) and Jean (Cremer) have happily spent their vacation together in the Landes region of western France. But this summer, while Marie naps on the beach, her husband vanishes without a trace.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 24
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 24
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  1. 100
    Ozon -- has finally hit a home run, and Rampling is his most remarkable RBI.
  2. Fascinating, visually gorgeous cinematic study that will frustrate some viewers by its ambiguity.
  3. Reviewed by: Derek Elley
    90
    An exquisite reflection on personal bereavement.
  4. Ozon has crafted a near-perfect film, a mournful, moving kind of cinema poetry.
  5. Reviewed by: Frank Lovece
    80
    The film ends with a return to the beach, and one of the most psychologically chilling and expertly photographed shots imaginable.
  6. 75
    Rampling's authority over splintered emotions has the force of revelation.
  7. This is Rampling's film, and she's never less than surprising, never less than a revelation.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
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  1. JohnG
    Nov 11, 2005
    10
    Beautifully introspective and subtle. Under The Sand tells the poignant but sad story of a woman struggling to cope with the sudden Beautifully introspective and subtle. Under The Sand tells the poignant but sad story of a woman struggling to cope with the sudden disappearance of her beloved husband. This film quietly studies the effects of lost love. Expand
  2. DavidR.
    Dec 23, 2006
    10
    This is amongst the best of French Cinema. Charlotte rampling gives an exquisite performance of a lover in denial. Worth watching more than once.

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