A very creepy Dutch film about a man who deals with the disappearance of his girlfriend and the cat and mouse game he must play with the man who took her. An interesting, suspenseful movie with a seriously 80s synth soundtrack.
Saw this film years ago- it is truly scary and "unsettling" but well worth viewing. This Criterion version has great extras as well.
You won't forget this one!
A man and a woman are on a trip in France. They stop to get gas. The woman disappears without a trace. The man becomes obsessed with finding her and is still looking for her three years later. This is the deceptively simple plot of the 1988 Dutch thriller "The Vanishing" (Spoorloos). The less you know going into it the better. The director George Sluizer takes familiar thriller elements (the missing person plot goes at least as far back as Hitchcock's "The Lady Vanishes") and does something original and deeply unsettling with them. His direction is cool, detached, and almost clinical and it's not surprise that Stanley Kubrick was a big fan of the film. I don't want to say any more because it's best experienced fresh, but this is one of the great thrillers of the 80s. This Criterion released includes an interview with Sluizer, an interview with the lead actress, and an essay.
Spoorless, the original made in Holland was one of the most terrifying movies I've ever seen: unforgettable. So Hollywood remakes it with good actors, all of whom give the worst performances of their careers, and gives it a happy ending.
Very good, full of suspense. Subtitles, but worth it.
psychological crime drama of which I believe was originally a European movie and maybe based on a true story with a different ending.
drama, suspense, intrigue, complete foolish moves made out of desperation and more...
One of those goddamn awful remakes of foreign films. That it stars Kiefer Sutherland and Sandra Bullock is perhaps enough to warn you. If you need more, Jeff Bridges gives his worst performance to date, with an indescribable accent a la Kevin Costner. More? Not only does it trash the memory of Spoorloos, one of the best films ever made, but it also apparently destroyed the career of George Sluizer, who, ironically, directed both versions. Pride? Meet Fall.
Probably not good if you are claustrophobic.
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