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Title:
The vanishing
Author:
Sluizer, George.
Publication Information:
[Irvington, NY?] : Criterion Collection, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (approximately 102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
During a road trip with her husband, a woman is abducted by a methodical, calculating psychopath. Her husband becomes obsessed with learning her fate, and neither time nor the love of another woman can end his tormented quest.
General Note:
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1988.

Based on the novel The golden egg by Tim Krabbé.

Includes original theatrical trailer.
Language:
Dutch
ISBN:
9780780024571
UPC:
037429161623

715515128810
Format :
DVD

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Summary

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. ~ Linda Rasmussen, Rovi


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