The Vanishing

The Vanishing

Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu
Director: George Sluizer Cast: Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu
Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu
, Gene Bervoets
Gene Bervoets
, Johanna ter Steege
Johanna ter Steege
George Sluizer


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Based on Time Krabbe's The Golden Egg, The Vanishing is a deeply disturbing psychological thriller about a young man's search for his girlfriend after she disappears at a rest stop during a short trip. Over the course of three years, the man obsessively searches for her, using his spare time to put up posters and leave handbills, hoping that someone will give him a clue to the mystery surrounding her disappearance. The kidnapper, having watched the man for some time, is intrigued by his increasing obsession and finally contacts him. He then gives the man the opportunity to learn firsthand of his girlfriend's fate. The film, frightening and moving with a chilling conclusion, is a small masterpiece as director George Sluizer confronts and examines the true nature of evil and obsession. Sluizer remade The Vanishing in an American version four years after the release of the original Dutch film, inexplicably changing the shocking ending which gave the original film such power.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/28/2014
UPC: 0715515128711
Original Release: 1988
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion
Region Code: A
Time: 1:46:00

Special Features

New interview with Director George Sluizer; New interview with actor Johanna ter Steege; Trailer; Plus: An essay by critic Scott Foundas

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu Raymond Lemorne
Gene Bervoets Rex Hofman
Johanna ter Steege Saskia Wagter
Gwen Eckhaus Lieneke
Bernadette Lesache Simone Lemorne
Tania Latarjet Denise
Caroline Apperre Cashier
Mieke de Groote Belgian Tourist
Faustine Wunsche Little Girl
Lucille Glenn Gabrielle
Roger Souza Manager
Pierre Forget Farmer Laurent
Didier Rousset TV Journalist
Raphaeline Gisele Marzin
Robert Lucibello Teacher
David Bayle Lemorne (16 Years)
Doumee Lady "Prisunic"
Eric Jacquet Pump Attendant
Aziz Djahnit Pump Attendant
Linda Wise English Tourist
Ian Magilton English Tourist
Jean Grandeau German Tourist
Ghislaine Gazaix Hitchhiker
François Guizerix Cop

Technical Credits
George Sluizer Director,Editor,Producer,Screenwriter
William Abello Set Decoration/Design
Sophie Dussaud Costumes/Costume Designer
Lin Friedman Editor
François Guizerix Casting
Tim Krabbe Screenwriter
Toni Kuhn Cinematographer
Tom Kuhn Cinematographer
Anne Lordon Producer
Santiago Isidro Pin Art Director,Set Decoration/Design
Philippe Renucci Set Decoration/Design
Jeannette Snik Casting
Cor Spijk Art Director
Piotr Van Dijk Sound/Sound Designer
Hennie Vrienten Score Composer

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