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Nicole Kidman and her two sickly kids experience strange goings in a big country house in 1945 Jersey.

Kidman will have none of it when her daughter claims to have talked to a ghostly little boy, but the evidence of her own senses soon becomes impossible to ignore…

Though the big twist is a little too easy to guess, this is the essence of what a great ghost story should be, with the skilful direction making every creaking door, eerie whisper and flickering shadow count.

Kidman has never seemed so vulnerable and highly strung, Fionnula Flanagan and Eric Sykes add crusty colour as her shifty new servants and Christopher Eccleston pops up as Kidman’s husband.