Rent The Vanishing (1988)

3.8 of 5 from 251 ratings
1h 42min
Rent The Vanishing (aka Spoorloos) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
  • General info
  • Available formats
Synopsis:
Whilst touring in France, a young couple (Rex and Saskia) stop for a break at a roadside service station. Saskia (Johanna ter Steege) leaves Rex (Gene Bervoets) 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.
Actors:
, , , , , Tania Latarjet, Lucille Glenn, , Caroline Appéré, , , , Robert Lucibello, David Bayle, Doumee, Eric Jacquet, Aziz Djahnit, Linda Wise, Ian Magilton,
Directors:
Producers:
Anne Lordon, George Sluizer
Writers:
Tim Krabbé, George Sluizer
Aka:
Spoorloos
Studio:
Nouveaux Pictures
Genres:
Classics, Thrillers
Countries:
Netherlands
BBFC:
Release Date:
22/07/2002
Run Time:
102 minutes
Languages:
Dutch, French
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Director's Filmography
  • Picture Gallery
  • Interactive menu
  • Scene access
BBFC:
Release Date:
08/06/2020
Run Time:
106 minutes
Languages:
Dutch LPCM Mono, English LPCM Mono, German LPCM Mono
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B

More like The Vanishing

Found in these customers lists

Reviews (5) of The Vanishing

One of the Most Chilling Films I've seen in Years! - The Vanishing review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
07/07/2008

The Vanishing opens with a young, Dutch couple who after a trip to Paris end up having their lives taken in one way or the other.

The girl 'Saskia' disappears and her boyfriend 'Rex' becomes obsessed into what happened to her. This leads him to a chilling encounter and one of the most disturbing endings I've ever seen.

This is a terrific, horrific film and far superior to the 1993 remake. I strongly recommend this film!

5 out of 5 members found this review helpful.

Brilliant movie - The Vanishing review by PV

Spoiler Alert
08/02/2008

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

2 out of 6 members found this review helpful.

Good but dated - The Vanishing review by JD

Spoiler Alert
12/06/2011

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.

1 out of 4 members found this review helpful.

Unlimited films sent to your door, starting at £10.99 a month.