• Cliff

    ★★★ Watched by Cliff 19 Aug, 2015

    Fabrice du Welz is a fine director of unsettling, dark thrillers, and in Vinyan he's aided by stylish cinematography by Gaspar Noe's DP Benoît Debie and classy editing from Colin Monie, but a lethargic plot and two unlikeable leads stop it from being one of his best. Those leads are Rufus Sewell (angular and mucky) and Emmanuelle Béart (collagen-ravaged) as a European couple in Thailand, who lost their young son in a tsunami, and if we're supposed to sympathise with…

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  • Jeremy Heilman

    ★★★ Watched by Jeremy Heilman 06 Sep, 2008

    Emmanuel Beart and Rufus Sewell star as parents who travel to tsunami-ravaged Burma in a hopeless quest to find their missing son in Fabrice Du Welz’s trippy second feature Vinyan. As insistently disorienting as The Ordeal, Du Welz’s debut, the film takes a headlong dive into the heart of darkness, using risible but effective orientalism to create a moody and anxiety-ridden feel.

    These expatriate parents’ quest, which begins with the glimpse of an indiscernible image in a video, only grows…

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  • sebastian_drogo

    ★★★½ Watched by sebastian_drogo 12 May, 2015

    Du Welz aveva già girato un horror durissimo (Calvaire) e qui, nel secondo lungometraggio della sua carriera brillante ed in ascesa,
    cerca di "fare entrare i vivi nel regno dei morti", seguendo le peregrinazioni di una coppia francese che, avendo perso il figlioletto durante uno tsunami in Thailandia, vaga per le foreste della Cambogia alla sua diperata ricerca, finendo per perdere se stessi e la ragione.
    Non tutto torna alla fine, e forse il problema principale è la deriva estetizzante che prende la mano al regista, ma, alla resa dei conti
    rimane un prodotto filmico disturbante e alieno, da vedere.

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  • Steven Millan

    Watched by Steven Millan 25 Apr, 2015

    Fabrice DuWeiz's film starts out interesting,as a couple(Rufus Sewell,Emmanuelle Beart) receive news of their missing child being lcaoted in Thailand,with the couple immediately befalling to bad luck once they arrive,with a unscrupulous boat dealer(Petch Osathanugrah) making matters worse when he not ontl steals their money,but also takes them to the missing son's rumored location,which turns out to be a vast remote jungle where both truly horrirble things await them in both the jungle's treacherous reigns,and a large tribe of wild,murderous…

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  • Andrew Neill

    Watched by Andrew Neill 08 Mar, 2015

    I really did not like or enjoy this film, the performances were interesting and well played but the story and the choices made by everyone in the film went the wrong way for me and I did not get it, the ending baffled me as well and I needed more of an explanation but overall not a film I will revisit or would recommend.

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  • Daria Dykes

    ★★★★ Watched by Daria Dykes 19 Apr, 2015

    Since I have never heard anybody mention this film or recommend it, I'm going to tentatively say that this is one of the most underrated movies I've ever seen.

    Intense and grueling, it points an accusatory finger right at its privileged audience. We all remember the tsunami, and waiting breathlessly on updates of the devastating reports about how many tourists from each country were thought to be lost. Well, fuck all of us.

    It loses a whole half a star…

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  • Dead Moon Night

    ★★★★ Watched by Dead Moon Night 01 Apr, 2015

    Jeanne and Paul Bellmer lost their child Josh in the tsunami. Six months later Jeanne thinks she sees their boy in a video filmed in Burma. With a glimpse of hope as their only companion they go search for their lost son in a civilization they do not know...

    I've always thought that Vinyan was a horror movie set in the jungle, in a way it is but it's not some bloody rampage where a killer is on the loose.…

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  • nefolk

    ★★★★ Added by nefolk

    Rufus Sewell and Emmanuelle Béart journey into the heart of darkness. Really quite impressive once you dismiss the plot as superficial and view it as a metaphoric work of art, the characters being manifestations of a singular psyche, the interplay of subconscious forces whilst searching for something lost, e.g. one’s childhood. Here darkness prevails, hence the ‘horror’. Not entirely flawless, yet the cinematography is incredible, the sound and ambience enthralling.

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  • Pablo Mateu

    ★★★½ Watched by Pablo Mateu 31 Jan, 2015

    Beart, cuando te veo actuar solo veo tus morros, ¿porque te tuviste que operar? Quitando los morros de ella el resto muy bien.

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  • Chris Alley

    Watched by Chris Alley 05 Apr, 2009

    Not for everyone, this bleak and uncomfortable tale follows a couple searching for their son who was lost at sea after a tsunami in Burma.

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  • Nicola Altieri

    ★★★½ Watched by Nicola Altieri 01 Feb, 2015

    A desperate and hallucinated journey looking for a reason wich no longer exists. Visually inspired by the straight and stunning vision of Fabrice Du Welz, one of the most brilliant author of the exiting Belgian cinema. More silences and less events, driven by a drone narration, could create an awesome movie.

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  • Gavin Rye

    ★★★ Watched by Gavin Rye 03 Jan, 2015

    I had really enjoyed the directors previous film, The Ordeal, but this one, while still decent, isn't as good. The film as a whole reminded me a little of Nicholas Winding Refn's Valhalla Rising. This film at times uses minimalism with moody shots of the landscape as the couple continue on the journey to find their missing son and both films rely heavily on mood too.

    There certainly felt like there was something missing from Vinyan though. The wife seems…

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