Vanishing, The ( Spoorloos ) Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 1483

Average Rating: 3/4

# of Ratings: 60

Theatrical Release Date: 12/27/1988

Language: Dutch

Genre: Drama, Thriller

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: George Sluizer

Actors: Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu, Gene Bervoets, Johanna ter Steege, Gwen Eckhaus, Bernadette Le Saché, Tania Latarjet

Plot: After his girlfriend disappears from a road-side gas station, a man will stop at nothing to learn what became of her. -- Chris Kavan

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Rating of
3/4

Snoogans - wrote on 09/13/2014

Not the straight-forward abduction thriller that you would expect. No, this is drama that focuses on the obsessions of the two opposing forces: the man searching for his lost lover and her abductor. After the studies on these characters' habits, the third act takes a wildly unpredictable route into a conclusion that doesn't resolve the mystery. Some don't like this, but I felt it fit for the story at hand. Had the film focused more on the mystery, the ending would've been cold and disappointing. Not here.

Rating of
2.5/4

Daniel Corleone - wrote on 05/21/2012

Rex Hofman (Gene Bervoets) and Saskia Wagter (Johanna ter Steege) are on vacation. Saskia disappears mysteriously and Rex searches for her. Raymond Lemorne (Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu) is the person responsible for the abducted women. Pacing was somewhat snail-paced; soundtrack was almost non-existent and the antagonist was not scary and was dumbfounded in one of the scenes with one of the failed attempts. Acting was descent and subjects of crime, persistence and truth were evident. The Vanishing reminded this rater of Memento, unfortunately less engaging.

Rating of
3.5/4

Bribaba - wrote on 05/05/2011

There are few films that illustrate the hideous nature of Hollywood remakes than than the 1992 American version of this Dutch classic. Ironically, the same director was responsible for both films. Based on the novel The Golden Egg, this charts a boyfriend's almost endless search for his girl who goes disappears at a Dutch service station. The 'banality of evil' has become something of a cliched phrase now but this film reclaims its true meaning like no other.

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