Cinema: Children's Hour

THE SAILOR WHO FELL FROM GRACE WITH THE SEA

Directed and Written by

LEWIS JOHN CARLINO

This unsavory brew of landlocked lechery and homicide has something —although not enough—to do with a Yukio Mishima novel. The book's spiritual narcissism and level tone of nightmare has been replaced here by the flossy look of soft-core porn, the pulpy dementia of a horror flick.

Jonathan (Jonathan Kahn) lives in an English village near the sea with his widowed mother, Anne (Sarah Miles). When he is not watching her undress through a knothole in his bedroom wall, he spends his time with a group of boys whose...

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