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The Vanishing (1988) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu, Gene Bervoets, Johanna ter Steege, Gwen Eckhaus

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THE VANISHING is a dutch movie based on Tim Krabbé's novel "The Golden Egg" and directed by George Sluizer in 1988. European Film Award in the Best Supporting Actress category for Johanna ter Steege.
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A young dutch couple is going to spend some holiday in the south of France. While stopping at a gas station, the young woman disappears without a trace. His boyfriend becomes obsessed by the idea of finding out what really happened to her and, the next three years, spends his time and money with this purpose. Meanwhile, the killer observes him and in the end contacts him.

One of the most scariest and disturbing movies ever shot. Without a single drop of blood.


The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler



Script Analysis of The Vanishing (1988)

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Plot & Themes

How difficult to spot villain?    -   Story partially from villain's perspective Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Murder Mystery?    -   Yes What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   nearly 100% Kind of mystery?    -   amateur citizen investigator

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's

Setting

Europe    -   Yes Prairie?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand Unusual forms of death    -   asphyxiation Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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