Dark Water

Synopsis: Dahlia Williams and her daughter Cecelia move into a rundown apartment on New York's Roosevelt Island. She is currently in the midst of divorce proceedings and the apartment, though near an excellent school for her daughter, is all she can afford. From the time she arrives, there are mysterious occurrences and there is a constant drip from the ceiling in the only bedroom. There are also noises coming from the apartment directly above hers, though it would appear to be vacant. Is the apartment haunted or is there a simpler explanation?
Director(s): Walter Salles
Production: Buena Vista
  5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
105 min

OK, that'd be great.

- So we will just go up, and...

- Thanks.

- Hello.

- Hi.

These tend to go pretty quick.

You know, Manhattan is so expensive,

and this is practically in Manhattan.

- I mean, it's five minutes away.

- Yucky. This is yucky.

It is yucky down here, which is why we are

repainting all these lobbies this summer.

And I think they're replacing all the doors, if

I am not mistaken. It will make it a lot brighter.

This is Mr. Veeck.

He is the super for building C.


Mr. Veeck,

can you say hello?

- Hello.

- This is... What's your name?

- Dahlia. This is Ceci.

- I am sorry. Dahlia and Ceci.

Uh... Mr. Veeck lives in 1A.

He's been here for 20 years.

He will fix anything

that goes wrong.

- Oh, that's good.

- Which is a big savings,

because he does it for free.

There's also a doorman on duty

from four to midnight here,

so you don't have to worry about

coming in late. And that is the lobby.

Mr. Veeck, if the Bernsteins show up,

just send them right up to 9F.

- OK.

- 9F.


OK, so,

we will just head up here.

- Did you take the Tram?

- Yeah.

- Oh, you did. Did you like that?

- Yeah.

You get to do that every day

when you live in this building.

Oh, yeah. There's the camera.

Say hi. Mr. Veeck is watching us.

I am going to take you up to nine. Almost our

top floor. I call it the lower penthouse level.


You get some city views up there.

A little cut off, but you can still

see the city lights, at night.

Oh, you know,

we're two blocks from the school,

which is one of the best

in the city.

Yeah, I was just reading that.

- Isn't that great?

- No.

I don't like it here, Mommy. I want to...

Ceci, please.

- Sorry, Mommy.

- That's OK.

It's OK.

You're going to love it up here.

And they just opened a pizza place on the

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Rafael Yglesias

Rafael Yglesias (born May 12, 1954) is an American novelist and screenwriter best known for the 1993 movie Fearless, which he adapted from his own novel of the same name. more…

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