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The Vanishing

  • Crime/detective
  • Drama
  • 1993
  • George Sluizer
  • 105 mins
  • 12

Summary

Thriller starring Jeff Bridges and Kiefer Sutherland. Jeff Harriman's girlfriend, Diane Shaver, goes missing at a service station while the couple are on holiday. Jeff is certain that she's been kidnapped and becomes obsessed with her disappearance.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

Far superior to his own Hollywood remake, this is the original version of George Sluizer's chilling tale of premeditation, abduction and obsession. As the unassuming family man infatuated with the perfect kidnap, Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu emerges as one of the screen's most chilling, calculating and conceited psychopaths, and the quiet satisfaction with which he explains his technique to the victim's boyfriend, Gene Bervoets, is unnerving in the extreme. From the moment we realise Johanna Ter Steege is in danger to the final shocking twist, Sluizer inexorably and expertly draws us deeper into the mystery, exposing our own morbid curiosity in the process.

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Credits

Cast

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Barney CousinsJeff Bridges
Jeff HarrimanKiefer Sutherland
Rita BakerNancy Travis
Diane ShaverSandra Bullock
LynnPark Overall
Denise CousinsMaggie Linderman
HeleneLisa Eichhorn
Arthur BernardGeorge Hearn

Crew

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DirectorGeorge Sluizer

Details

Released on
1990-06-01
Languages
English | French | Dutch
Guidance
Edited for some of its language and contains violence.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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