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The Vanishing

George Sluizer

 
The Vanishing (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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

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 clinically diabolical mind. An unorthodox love story and a truly unsettling thriller, Dutch filmmaker George Sluizer’s The Vanishing unfolds with meticulous intensity, leading to an unforgettable 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
ScreenplayTim Krabbé
Adapted byGeorge Sluizer
Based on the novel The Golden Egg byTim Krabbé
Produced byAnne Lordon and George Sluizer
MusicHenry Vrienten
CinematographyToni Kuhn
Edited byLin Friedman and George Sluizer
Art directorSantiago Isidro Pin
SoundPiotr van Dijk

Disc Features

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with director George Sluizer
  • New interview with actor Johanna ter Steege
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Scott Foundas

    New cover by Lucien S. Y. Yang

Film Essays

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The Vanishing: The End of the Road

By Scott Foundas October 29, 2014

George Sluizer’s singularly unsettling work of psychological terror is a model of lucid craftsmanship. Read more »


Film Essays

The Vanishing

By Kim Newman September 17, 2001

The central situation of The Vanishing is a mystery archetype: a couple is on holiday in a foreign country when one disappears, and the other searches for the missing person. Witnesses claim to . . . Read more »

On Five

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On the Channel: Masters of Suspense

By Michael Sragow November 11, 2016

Both halves of this week’s Friday Night Double Feature, Alfred Hitchock’s The Lady Vanishes and George Sluizer’s The Vanishing, hinge on the disappearance of a woman but share far more than that . . . Read more »


Film Essays

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The Vanishing: The End of the Road

By Scott Foundas October 29, 2014

George Sluizer’s singularly unsettling work of psychological terror is a model of lucid craftsmanship. Read more »


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Film Essays

The Vanishing

By Kim Newman September 17, 2001

The central situation of The Vanishing is a mystery archetype: a couple is on holiday in a foreign country when one disappears, and the other searches for the missing person. Witnesses claim to . . . Read more »

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