(1973) Directed by Nicolas Roeg. Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Mason. (110 min.) R
A dreary, haunted Venice holds uneasy secrets in a film that begins with the ultimate horror, the death of a child. A shiny red raincoat signals all is not as it should be, and ominous signs dapple an art restorer’s crumbling marriage. Adapted from a chilling story by Daphne du Maurier, the film “remains one of the great horror masterpieces, working not with fright, which is easy, but with dread, grief, and apprehension” (Roger Ebert).
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