The Vanishing

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(out of 5)


American remakes of foreign films are hardly ever as good as their originals, but in this case the insult is further compounded by the fact that the director of the original Dutch version (with the same title) remade this ridiculously lame version himself.   and girlfriend  stop at a service station in the middle of a road trip, she announcing that she’s going to the bathroom and will be right back. When she doesn’t come back after a few hours, he begins to believe that she’s been kidnapped. His investigation leads him right into the hands of a psychotic madman () who likes to do this to young women for fun. Unfortunately, all the terror has been zapped out of director George Sluizer’s original by a whiny script that insists on changing the ending (by the most ridiculous means possible) and going easy on the bad guys, leaving everyone in the film looking like giant idiots.


USA, 1993

Directed by 

Screenplay by , based on the novel The Golden Egg by 

Cinematography by 

Produced by ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by


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