An uneasy hybrid, JACK BE NIMBLE blends horror movie conventions with an often astute psychological portrait of siblings separated in childhood and permanently traumatized by their divergent destinies. Though not really a success, it's infinitely more ambitious than most fright films,
and contains moments of pure, horrifying poetry.
As the hanging laundry, whipped by an upcoming storm, slaps their distraught mother's face, two children watch with wide eyes, not knowing what exactly is wrong but aware that something very bad is happening. What they don't know is that things are about to get worse: following their mother's
suicide attempt, the siblings are plac...