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The Vanishing (Spoorloos) (1988)

The Vanishing
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(230 ratings)
7.8 IMDB rating

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Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu

Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu

Raymond Lemorne
Gene Bervoets

Gene Bervoets

Rex Hofman
Johanna ter Steege

Johanna ter Steege

Saskia Wagter
Gwen Eckhaus

Gwen Eckhaus

Lieneke
Bernadette Le Saché

Bernadette Le Saché

Simone Lemorne
Lucille Glenn

Lucille Glenn

Gabrielle
Roger Souza

Roger Souza

Manager


Written by
George Sluizer

George Sluizer

(adaptation)


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4 years, 4 months ago at Feb 17 7:48
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Ever wonder what goes on in the mind of a kidnapper when he is planning and committing the act? Here's your chance. The kidnapper doesn't run around with a large knife or axe, he does not grin maniacally, he doesn't have a scary tone of voice, he looks entirely like an ordinary man. You wouldn't pick up out of a crowd as a dangerous man, yet he becomes more and more menacing, precisely because of ... read more

A classic

2 years, 12 months ago at Jul 8 9:05
1 vote
For years, I have heard that this movie was one the best Dutch movies ever made so I was really dying to see it. So, I have been waiting all those years and even though I have been living in the Netherlands for almost 10 years, for some weird reasons, it was never on TV whereas the disappointing American remake has been broadcasted at least 3 times already... Anyway, I wasn't disappointed. Indeed,... read more
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Description: Young lovers Rex and Saskia are on holiday. They stop at a busy service station and Saskia disappears. Rex dedicates the next three years trying to find her. Then he receives some postcards from her abductor, who promises to reveal what has happened to Saskia. The abductor, Raymond Lemorne, is a chilling character to whom Rex is drawn ... (more)
Release date: 27 October 1988
UPC: 014381426427
Kidnapping (11), Thriller (10), France (9), Drama (9), Mystery (9), Obsession (8), Netherlands (8), Dutch (8), Serial Killer (7), 1980s (6), Crime (5), Buried Alive (5), Horror (5), Romance (4), Gas Station (4), 1988 (4), Adaptation (3), Search (3), Missing Person (3), Truck Stop (3)
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" This Dutch thriller will bring Hitchcock to mind in certain respects, but that's really beside the point, nor does it quite get at the animal we have on our hands here. The narrative is ingeniously constructed for optimal emotional effect and the film's frames are fused with visual cues and imagery that will keep viewers' minds stimulated and engaged in ways that most films don't begin to achieve. Don't be fooled though; The Vanishing is not interested in being your friend. This movie has got"


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"Rex's girlfriend Saskia is kidnapped and three years later he starts to get letters from the kidnapper. Spoorloos is a great thriller and it beats most horror movies with its thrilling atmosphere. The director himself remaked this one in 90's, but the remake isn't worth watching - it's just some new-Hollywood shit. "


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"Original Title: 'Spoorloos' Directed by: George Sluizer Plot: Rex and Saskia, a young couple in love, are on vacation. They stop at a busy service station and Saskia is abducted. After three years and no sign of Saskia, Rex begins receiving letters from the abductor. Note: Golden Calf Winner Best Dutch movie of the year (1988) "


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A classic

“For years, I have heard that this movie was one the best Dutch movies ever made so I was really dying to see it. So, I have been waiting all those years and even though I have been living in the Netherlands for almost 10 years, for some weird reasons, it was never on TV whereas the disappointing American remake has been broadcasted at least 3 times already... Anyway, I wasn't disappointed. Indeed, it maybe not be my favorite Dutch movie but it is definitely in the Top 3 (behind 'Turks Fruit' and 'Simon'). Basically, it is one of the best thrillers I have ever seen. I mean, if Hitchcok was still alive, he would make such movies. In this genre, it is very original and it goes against the annoying American stereotypes. Indeed, even though I always find thrillers rather entertaining, I also fi” read more

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