The vanishing

The vanishing

DVD | 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.
ISBN: 9781604659214
1604659211
Branch Call Number: DUT MOVIE VAN
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,rda
digital,optical,mono,rda
1 videodisc (106 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in

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This film features one of the most surprising finishes in horror-movie history. We won't say anymore. Just check it out now.


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Joezinho82
Nov 04, 2015

You should watch this! This movie delves into the pain a man endures after the love of his life is kidnapped and has vanished. The pain and uncertainty that the loved ones of those who have disappeared (kidnapped) feel can never be understood by those who have never experienced such trauma. There is a sense and need for closure that absorbs every molecule of that being's heart, mind, and soul. That sense of closure and the need to find out what happened to his loved one consumes the main character character and its final conclusion is met with sheer terror.

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1aa
Sep 10, 2015

Suspenseful, creepy, and entertaining.

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new_orleansguy
Aug 14, 2015

i remember seeing this film at the Bytowne and at the time thinking, ok, this wasn't bad, but God, it could have stood to loose about an hour of time... It is unfortunate that people who like to think they're better than everyone else and love pretending anything dull, dreary and overlong made in IKEA-ish countries is so much better than anything else, keep heralding films like these as masterpieces. While they are just decent little drama, more concerned with silences and landscape and establishing moods than really telling a story. This is basically a few-character film study, a CRIMINAL MIND that ends badly and that's that... Not a masterpiece, only a mooooovie, as Hitchcock would say...

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Elfarran
Mar 28, 2015

The movie is something of a story that would happen in an actual neighborhood with a neighbor you can actually know but not know what he is capable of because his appearance of a family man never sends any signals of danger.

This is a movie that shows how far a man would go for the love of his life.
We see both struggles of prey and a calculating hunter who will stop at no means to have his sheer pleasure accomplished and come out a hero of the sinister minded.

This movie leaves one thinking that one shouldn't be as trusting. Hit me like a hammer!

If you are a patient with a subtitle movie and looking for a passive but dramatic and clever scheming movie than this is for you.

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January1545
Dec 20, 2014

Excellent psychological thriller/mystery. Recommended.

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trotter73
Nov 24, 2014

very good. without the typical Hollywood ending.
scary for the fact this kind of person really exists

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A_Falkov
Oct 24, 2014

Forget the American re-make that was content to let a successful concept do the heavy-lifting at the expense of the art; frisson & tension that had zapped a chilly life into this Scandinavian original. Like ''Hard Candy'', once you've received the gut-punch climax, it can be hard to partake in further viewings with the same level of enjoyment; but if you haven't seen this fantastically dark thriller yet - Don't Miss!!! (If you DID get treated to the Kiefer Sutherland pablum version, take heart in the knowledge that the 'mericans polished all the shocking/insomnia-inducing teeth right off of that KEY climax etc; so no real spoilers there, if you have any reason for any of the underwhelming ingredients of THAT sad knock-off's plot-lines to haunt your memories.) THIS ONE is a CLASSIC of the genre that lingers there long and creepily. Just what the doctor ordered!!

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i_am
Aug 14, 2013

Based on the novella 'The Golden Egg' written by Dutch author Tim Krabbé, the award winning film 'Spoorloos' (The Vanishing) is a deeply disturbing film about a young man whose wife mysteriously disappears at a rest stop during a pleasure trip. As the man persists in finding out what happened to her, the story unfolds with stunning precision culminating in a genuinely chilling finale. After viewing this film, you will never let your loved ones out of your sight again in your travels.

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Ron@Ottawa
Mar 25, 2013

This is a low-budget, but intelligent, horror film about a psychopath who lives the life of an ordinary family man but also commits hideous crimes. No gore and no blood letting seen here, but the horror depicted is very disturbing. Great acting by all. The ending is unsettling and the bad guy got away with it. This is a timeless masterpiece. In Dutch and French with English subtitles.

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yumsushi
Nov 20, 2012

This movie is highly rated for reasons that are beyond me. I found it tedious and uneventful despite the supposed "shocking" ending. Skip this one.

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Apr 03, 2010

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i_am
Aug 15, 2013

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Not for sensitive viewers or those easily depressed or persons with a weak heart.

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