See the Sea

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This article is about the film. For the Bada album, see See the Sea (album).
Sea the Sea
Regarde la mer.jpg
Directed by Francois Ozon
Starring Sasha Hails
Marina de Van
Release dates
  • 1997 (1997)
Running time
52 minutes
Country France
Language French

See the Sea (Fr. Regarde la mer) is a 1997 French film written and directed by Francois Ozon and starring Sasha Hails as a young British mother living in a small seaside village in France who takes in a malevolent homeless drifter (played by Marina de Van) while her husband is away on business.


The Englishwoman Sasha lives on Île d'Yeu near France with her ten-month-old daughter and her husband, who is often away for business. One day, when Sasha is home alone, the drifter Tatiana appears at Sasha's door and asks her for permission to pitch her tent in the garden. At first reserved and reluctant, Sasha eventually allows her this and both women begin to develop a relationship with each other. Sasha decides to go shopping and leaves Sioffra in Tatiana's care. When, upon her return, she finds everything in order, she finally invites Tatiana inside her house, even though she is irritated by Tatiana's unusual behavior.

When Sasha's husband comes home on the following day, he finds an empty house. In the tent behind the house lies Sasha bound and dead. Tatiana holds the crying Sioffra on a ferry, which is leaving the island.


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