Neither the Sea Nor the Sand

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  • R
  • 1972
  • 91 hr
  • 5.7  (395)

Neither the Sea Nor the Sand is a 1972 British supernatural romance film directed by Fred Burnley and starring Susan Hampshire, Frank Finlay, and Michael Petrovitch. The story is based on a novel of the same name by Gordon Honeycombe. The film follows the story of Anna Robinson (Susan Hampshire), a woman who is recently widowed after her husband, Robert Robinson (Frank Finlay), passed away suddenly while they were on vacation together. Anna is deeply shaken by her husband's death and decides to stay in the cottage they rented for the duration of their trip.

As the days pass, Anna becomes increasingly haunted by Robert's memory and begins to feel an inexplicable and powerful presence in the cottage. Her loneliness and grief are overwhelming, but everything changes when a young man named George Duxbury (Michael Petrovitch) arrives at the cottage looking for his former lover, a woman named Alice who he lost touch with years before. Anna, who had never met George before, is inexplicably drawn to him and a passionate love affair ensues.

However, Anna soon realizes there is something different about her relationship with George. He seems to have a strange knowledge of her relationship with Robert and has an uncanny ability to predict certain things that should be impossible for anyone to know. As their relationship deepens, Anna is forced to confront the otherworldly nature of her connection with George and the true nature of Robert's death.

The film is a slow-burning supernatural romance that delves into themes of love, loss, and the mysteries of the afterlife. It explores the connection between Anna and George in a poignant and moving way, as they both try to make sense of their unusual relationship.

Susan Hampshire delivers a strong and nuanced performance as Anna, capturing the raw pain and desperation of a woman trying to come to grips with the sudden death of her husband. Michael Petrovitch is equally impressive as George, expertly balancing the character's youthful energy and otherworldly mystery.

Frank Finlay is also excellent in his role as Robert, adding a layer of depth and emotion to the film that helps raise it above typical supernatural romance fare. The cinematography is likewise expertly done, with gorgeous shots of the seaside and stunning interior shots of the cottage.

Overall, Neither the Sea Nor the Sand is a beautiful and haunting film that explores the power of love and the mysteries of the afterlife. It is a must-watch for fans of ghost stories, supernatural romance, and films that explore the darker, more mysterious aspects of the human experience.

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    91 hr
  • IMDB Rating
    5.7  (395)