The vanishing

The vanishing

DVD - 2014 | Dutch; Flemish
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"A young man embarks on an obsessive search for the girlfriend who mysteriously disappeared while the couple were taking a sunny vacation trip, and his three-year investigation draws the attention of her abductor, a mild-mannered professor with a diabolically clinical mind. An unorthodox love story and a truly unsettling thriller."--Container.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], [2014]
Edition: Widescreen.
ISBN: 9781604659214
1604659211
Branch Call Number: DVD-AD FOREIGN VANI
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (106 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.

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AL_ALISON Jun 12, 2017

A very creepy Dutch film about a man who deals with the disappearance of his girlfriend and the cat and mouse game he must play with the man who took her. An interesting, suspenseful movie with a seriously 80s synth soundtrack.

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poolman
Oct 21, 2016

One of those wonderfully enigmatic European films with naturally drawn characters which only make the situations more realistic and frightening even when you're not quite sure what happened. Gripping!

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badgirls
Nov 30, 2015

Saw this film years ago- it is truly scary and "unsettling" but well worth viewing. This Criterion version has great extras as well.
You won't forget this one!

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lukasevansherman
Aug 08, 2015

A man and a woman are on a trip in France. They stop to get gas. The woman disappears without a trace. The man becomes obsessed with finding her and is still looking for her three years later. This is the deceptively simple plot of the 1988 Dutch thriller "The Vanishing" (Spoorloos). The less you know going into it the better. The director George Sluizer takes familiar thriller elements (the missing person plot goes at least as far back as Hitchcock's "The Lady Vanishes") and does something original and deeply unsettling with them. His direction is cool, detached, and almost clinical and it's not surprise that Stanley Kubrick was a big fan of the film. I don't want to say any more because it's best experienced fresh, but this is one of the great thrillers of the 80s. This Criterion released includes an interview with Sluizer, an interview with the lead actress, and an essay.

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club4492002
May 11, 2015

Spoorless, the original made in Holland was one of the most terrifying movies I've ever seen: unforgettable. So Hollywood remakes it with good actors, all of whom give the worst performances of their careers, and gives it a happy ending.

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wailuabob
Feb 10, 2015

Very good, full of suspense. Subtitles, but worth it.

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bstudent
Jun 02, 2012

psychological crime drama of which I believe was originally a European movie and maybe based on a true story with a different ending.

drama, suspense, intrigue, complete foolish moves made out of desperation and more...

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Janice21383
Jan 19, 2012

One of those goddamn awful remakes of foreign films. That it stars Kiefer Sutherland and Sandra Bullock is perhaps enough to warn you. If you need more, Jeff Bridges gives his worst performance to date, with an indescribable accent a la Kevin Costner. More? Not only does it trash the memory of Spoorloos, one of the best films ever made, but it also apparently destroyed the career of George Sluizer, who, ironically, directed both versions. Pride? Meet Fall.

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badgirls
Nov 30, 2015

Other: Probably not good if you are claustrophobic.

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