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The Vanishing

George Sluizer

 
The Vanishing (Criterion DVD)

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  • Netherlands, France
  • 1988
  • 106 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.66:1
  • Dutch, French
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  • Spine #133

A young man begins an obsessive search for his girlfriend after she mysteriously disappears during their sunny vacation getaway. His three-year investigation draws the attention of her abductor, a seemingly mild-mannered professor who, in truth, harbors a diabolically clinical and calculating mind. When the kidnapper contacts the man and promises to reveal his lover’s fate, The Vanishing unfolds with intense precision, culminating in a genuinely chilling finale that has unnerved audiences around the world.

Cast

Raymond Lemorne Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu
Rex Hofman Gene Bervoets
Saskia Wagter Johanna Ter Steege
LienekeGwen Eckhaus
Simone Lemorne Bernadette Le Saché
DeniseTania Latarjet
GabrielleLucille Glenn

Credits

DirectorGeorge Sluizer
ProducerAnne Lordon and George Sluizer
MusicHenry Vrienten
EditingLin Friedman and George Sluizer
Art directionSantiago Isidro Pin
SoundPiotr van Dijk
CinematographyToni Kuhn
ScreenplayTim Krabbé
Based on a novel byTim Krabbé

Disc Features

  • New widescreen digital transfer, enhanced for 16×9 televisions
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

    New cover by Lucien S. Y. Yang

Film Essays

The Vanishing

By Kim NewmanSeptember 17, 2001

The central situation of The Vanishing is a mystery archetype: a couple is on holiday in a . . . Read more »

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Film Essays

The Vanishing

By Kim NewmanSeptember 17, 2001

The central situation of The Vanishing is a mystery archetype: a couple is on holiday in a . . . Read more »