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153 Ratings

The Other

Directed by Robert Mulligan
United States, 1972


In the summer of 1935, 12-year-old twins Niles and Holland Perry live with their family on a Connecticut farm. Their loving grandmother Ada has taught them something called “the game.” A number of accidents begin happening, and it seems to Niles that Holland is responsible.

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The Other Directed by Robert Mulligan

Awards & Festivals

Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival

1972 | Winner: Best Director (Medalla Sitges en Oro de Ley)

Critics reviews

There’s no hurrying The Other, which quite naturally has been dismissed as “tedious.” The film rather becomes another overused word, “spellbinding”—especially appropriate for a film in which there is the intimation of psychic ability on Niles’s part. The pacing in the film is so languid and eerie that when the really terrible things start to happen (a seemingly accidental death by pitchfork; a bad fall down a staircase; a missing baby), they feel like the hazy memories of some long-forgotten bucolic summer.
August 20, 2012
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