The Vanishing

   18 April 2005, the wee hours

Bay St. Video has a very large selection of Criterion DVDs; my friends and I rented one this past weekend, The Vanishing, a Dutch thriller. The movie is about a man whose girlfriend is kidnapped and presumably killed. The man becomes obsessed with trying to find out how and why she was kidnapped. The film also examines in great detail the nature of the kidnapper, what it is that makes him tick. I liked the way the film was shot. The movie has a very slow pace to it, so I don’t think it’s for everyone. I thought the film was alright. My friends all hated it, except for Mezan. (Sometimes he likes films just to be difficult.)

A review of The Vanishing



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