Rent The Vanishing (1988)

3.8 of 5 from 180 ratings
1h 42min
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This is the original version (as opposed to the Hollywood remake) of George Sluizer's masterpiece and is regarded as one of the best suspense thrillers ever made. Based on the novel 'The Golden Egg' by Tim Krabbe, The Vanishing is the ultimate tribute to Alfred Hitchcock with the ending to prove it. Whilst touring in France, a young couple (Rex and Saskia) stop for a break at a roadside service station. Saskia leaves Rex to browse around the shops and vanishes leaving no clues as to her whereabouts.
Three years later Rex begins to receive taunting postcards from Saskia's supposed abductor and is drawn into a terrifying battle of cat and mouse in his desperate quest to discover the fate of his missing lover.
, , , , , Tania Latarjet, Lucille Glenn, , Caroline Appéré, , , , Robert Lucibello, David Bayle, Doumee, Eric Jacquet, Aziz Djahnit, Linda Wise, Ian Magilton,
Tim Krabbé
Nouveaux Pictures
Drama, Thrillers
Netherlands, Drama, Thrillers
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Run Time:
102 minutes
Dutch, French
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
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Reviews (4) of The Vanishing

Brilliant movie - The Vanishing review by PV

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One of the best foreign language films ever - and truly creepy. Five stars.

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Good but dated - The Vanishing review by JD

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The other reviews, in my opinion have been a bit too gushing. I have not seen the Holly wood remake which may have affected my judgement, but I would not regard this as "one of the best suspense thrillers ever made".

Having said that I enjoyed it immensely. Although a little dated and lower budget by modern standards the plot was good, there is an intense need to know what happened to the abducted girl created mainly by good acting but with fine direction, and the characters are all very believable but quite extreme. Definitely creepy and very memorable.

0 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Dated - The Vanishing review by EA

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Good story, and I wanted to find out what happened in the end, but it is terribly dated! I think there are better thrillers out there now.

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