Published on Jun 7, 2012
"The 1973 film, directed by Nicolas Roeg, was adapted from Daphne du Maurier's supernatural thriller.
Sutherland and Christie play a married couple, John and Laura Baxter, struggling to overcome the death of their young daughter, Christine, who drowned at their English country home.
The majority of the film is set in Venice, where Laura encounters two elderly sisters, one of whom is blind and claims to be psychic and in contact with their dead daughter, and John begins seeing what looks like a small child wearing a red coat similar to the one Christine was wearing when she died.
When Laura returns to England where their son has been hurt in an accident, John imagines he sees her and the sisters as part of a funeral procession.
He follows the sisters, believing they may have abducted Laura, but he learns that she has been in England all along.
A final glimpse of the figure in the red coat leads him to a deserted palazzo and the realisation that his sightings have been premonitions of a grisly end".
From an article by © David Wilkes
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