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A.k.a.
The Vanishing
Year
1988
Runtime
107 min.
Director
George Sluizer
Genres
Thriller, Mystery
Rating *
7.7
Votes *
17,495
Checks
6,246
Favs
727
Dislikes
38
Favs/checks
11.6% (1:9)
Favs/dislikes
19:1
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  1. yukononun's avatar

    yukononun

    I heard a lot about the ending from many reviewers, including the ones here. I made sure to not read any spoilers, so I had no idea on what was meant by "disturbing". As I watched, my mind wandered to what "disturbing" meant. Was it gory? Incredibly dark? Traumatising? I expected the worst, and upon seeing the ending...I was surprised. It was creepy, yes, but I found it more sad and almost bittersweet than disturbing.
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    All-in-all,I liked it. I do agree with that one commenter about the music, but it was thankfully rare and didn't detract from the film too much.
    5 years 10 months ago
  2. Sir_Byzantium's avatar

    Sir_Byzantium

    A tale of obsession, manipulation, and fate. The last few minutes of the film was really creepy and disturbing. 13 years 2 months ago
  3. Book of Sand's avatar

    Book of Sand

    One of the creepiest and most disturbing endings in cinema. 14 years 3 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #8 in Gouden Kalf Award - Best Dutch Film
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  2. This movie ranks #13 in Dutch Film Festival's Dutch Film Top 50
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  3. This movie ranks #33 in Time Out’s The 100 Best Thrillers
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  4. This movie ranks #41 in iCheckMovies's 1980s Top 100
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  5. This movie ranks #72 in Empire's The 100 Best Films of World Cinema
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  6. This movie ranks #85 in Stanley Kubrick, Cinephile
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  7. This movie ranks #93 in BFI's 100 European Horror Films
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  8. This movie ranks #99 in TSZDT's The 1,000 Greatest Horror Films
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  9. This movie ranks #102 in BFI's 100 Cult Films
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  10. This movie ranks #130 in Scott Tobias's The New Cult Canon
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  11. This movie ranks #153 in The Criterion Collection
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  12. This movie ranks #790 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  13. This movie ranks #844 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  14. This movie ranks #1143 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films: 1001-2500
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