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 The Vanishing (1988) 

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 The Vanishing (1988) 
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The Vanishing (1988)


The Vanishing (Dutch: Spoorloos, literally "Traceless" or "Without a Trace") is a Dutch–French film adaptation of the novella The Golden Egg by Tim Krabbé, released on 27 October 1988. Directed by George Sluizer and starring Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu, the film is about the disappearance of a young Dutch woman and her lover's obsessive search for her, which leads him into increasingly dangerous territory. In France the film was released under the title L'homme qui voulait savoir (The Man Who Wanted to Know).

On the film's American release in 1990, The Vanishing received critical acclaim. Sluizer later remade the film in English in 1993, but the remake was poorly received.

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An extremely atmospheric and riveting horror-suspense film with a heartrending ending. The U.S. version by the same director is notably inferior.


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The Vanishing (1988) is a classic creepout. I still get chills thinking back on it. *A+*

(Note: The director's American remake, although obviously not as good as the original, was actually still a good film. *B+*)

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I read the book the film is based on in school when I was about 12, because it's rather short so it made it appealing to read, and remember liking the story too. Watching the film now, I didn't remember the book anymore, so the unfolding of the story was a surprise. For the film itself, it's better than anything I've watched from this year, and it's pretty much a classic in itself. It's suspenseful, tense with great performances. The score of the film is very good too, and the ending is simply chilling.


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