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The Vanishing 1988 123movies

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Who Has Seen This Woman?106 Min.
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#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Rex and Saskia are on holiday, a young couple in love. They stop at a busy service station and Saskia disappears. Rex dedicates the next three years trying to find her. Then he receives some postcards from her abductor, who promises to reveal what has happened to Saskia. The abductor, Raymond Lemorne, is a chilling character to whom Rex is drawn by his intense desire to learn the truth behind his lovers disappearance. The truth is more sinister than he dared imagine.
Plot: Rex and Saskia are enjoying a biking holiday in France when, stopping at a gas station, Saskia disappears.
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George Sluizer’s 1988 film Spoorloos (The Vanishing) is the story of a murder and the search for the killer, but it’s not a whodunit for the audience at any rate. Just after Saskia (Johanna ter Steege) disappears at a French rest stop while vacationing with her boyfriend Rex (Gene Bervoets), the audience sees the long chronicle of local chemistry teacher Raymond Lemorne (Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu) preparing to carry out a murder of some random woman. As the film rises towards a climax, we follow Rex’s obsessive hunt not for justice and retribution, but for simple understanding of what happened to his love. It is that unquenchable curiosity to know the very details, to indirectly share Saskia’s fate that drives Rex forward on a dark quest. Spoorloos is widely known for its twist ending, and I’d recommend avoiding spoilers before you watch the film. I myself was spoiled, but still, Rex’s doom was played very different than I imagined.

Rex is something of a one-dimensional figure who exists purely to carry out the philosophical conundrum that is the plot. Lemorne is the truly detailed character, even if I find some of his motivations hard to swallow. Donnadieu plays him convincingly – I really came to despise this character. It is interesting that his initial attempts to abduct a victim, though played buffoonishly to a rather comic soundtrack, don’t lighten the mood (as in, say, the black comedy of Edward Gorey), but rather make us squirm even more.

Though the twist ending makes this film memorable, and Donnadieu and, to a lesser extent (for she has little screen time) Steege’s acting is fine, I wouldn’t rank Spoorloos so highly. The cinematography is plain, and there’s little re-watch value. Still, this is worth seeing once.

Review By: CRCulver Rating: 6 Date: 2018-09-06

Spoorloos (AKA: The Vanishing) is directed by George Sluizer and Sluizer co-adapts the screenplay with Tim Krabbe from Krabbe’s own novella The Golden Egg. It stars Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu, Gene Bervoets, Johanna ter Steege and Gwen Eckhaius. Music is by Hennie Vrienten and cinematography by Toni Kuhn.

It’s a lesson in creeping unease, a film firmly interested in character development as it unfurls a tale of obsession whilst casting a clinical observation of a sociopath at work. Story is basic on plot terms, young lovers are separated during a vacation when the girl mysteriously disappears. So begins her boyfriend’s obsessive search that spans years, then things get intriguing as the person responsible for girls disappearance starts sending the boyfriend messages, giving him the run around, until the question is asked. Just how far are you prepared to go to find out what happened?

The script is brutally clever, we follow two parallel lives, that of emotionally torn boyfriend Rex Hoffman (Bervoets), and that of sociopath Raymond Lemorne (Donnadieu), the latter of which is a family man moving freely amongst his loved ones whilst simultaneously practising his perfect crime. Lemorne is a very different type of sociopath to what normally fills out horror movies, he’s sometimes a figure of fun, even inept, but he beats a black heart and as Rex Hoffman is going to find out, he’s very methodical in his belief that he was destined to enact a perfect crime.

Sluizer builds the picture very slowly, only turning the screw an inch at a time. He lets Spoorloos chill our blood not by jolt shocks or stalk and slash histrionics, but by the very fact that Raymond does what he does just because he can. While the disintegration of Rex’s emotional being is terrifying in its realism, what gnaws away at him also gnaws away the audience, so when the coup de grace comes at film’s end, the impact is like being run over by a tank. Great direction is matched by great acting from the principal players, to seal the deal for Spoorloos being a truly excellent thriller that’s well worth seeking out by those after a bit more thought in their thriller viewings. 8.5/10

Review By: John Chard Rating: 8 Date: 2013-12-24
Movie about a highly disturbing man
George Sluizer has made a movie that moves slowly forward, giving the viewer clues that work as pointers to take us back and forth in time. Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu as Raymond Lemorne depicts a man who knows the difference between right and wrong, but when he is 16, looking down from his parents veranda 15 feet above ground, he asks himself this question: Where is it predestined that I will not jump? And then he has to jump. This highly disturbing way of thinking moves him in a different direction. We see in his every day life that he is a most normal man, he has two daughters, a good wife, a job as a chemistry teacher. But he is something else too. Is he evil? This is a very disturbing movie.
Review By: the_oak Rating: Date: 2004-03-21

Other Information:

Original Title Spoorloos
Release Date 1988-10-27
Release Year 1988

Original Language nl
Runtime 1 hr 47 min (107 min)
Budget 0
Revenue 0
Status Released
Rated Not Rated
Genre Mystery, Thriller
Director George Sluizer
Writer Tim Krabbé (novel), Tim Krabbé (screenplay), George Sluizer (adaptation)
Actors Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu, Gene Bervoets, Johanna ter Steege, Gwen Eckhaus
Country Netherlands, France, West Germany
Awards 7 wins & 6 nominations.
Production Company Argos Films
Website N/A

Technical Information:

Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.60 : 1 (New restoration), 1.66 : 1
Camera N/A
Laboratory N/A
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm

The Vanishing 1988 123movies
The Vanishing 1988 123movies
Original title Spoorloos
TMDb Rating 7.5 343 votes

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