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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.
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  1. Reviewed by: Loren King
    100
    Mesmerizing and unforgettable.
  2. Fascinating, visually gorgeous cinematic study that will frustrate some viewers by its ambiguity.
  3. Requires careful attention at its abrupt finish. Close concentration on the final shots yields a meaning not possible should a viewer's attention wander or turn away a few moments too soon.
  4. Ozon has crafted a near-perfect film, a mournful, moving kind of cinema poetry.
  5. 75
    Rampling's authority over splintered emotions has the force of revelation.
  6. It stays in your memory, will not leave you in peace.

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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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