Rating: NNNNNUNDER THE SAND (Francois Ozon) has been sitting on the shelf long enough to be available on video, but.
UNDER THE SAND (Francois Ozon) has been sitting on the shelf long enough to be available on video, but it’s an elegant and haunting film nonetheless. Charlotte Rampling stars as Marie, a woman whose husband (Bruno Cremer) goes swimming in the Landes region of western France and never comes back. Just when we think he’s dead, he starts showing up and hanging around, and the question is whether he’s haunting her or she won’t let him go. Ozon’s visual sense is so acute that at times Under The Sand seems a study of the effects of bereavement on Rampling’s exquisite bone structure, but it’s a film that works its way into your emotions and won’t leave. 92 minutes. NNNNN