• Smapti

    ★½ Watched by Smapti 21 Dec, 2015

    With Vinyan, Du Welz moves from the pointless smugness of Calvaire to pointless incoherence. This is clearly an homage to Don't Look Now, which is appropriate since that film is also skull-crushingly boring.


  • wolverinefactor

    ★★★★ Watched by wolverinefactor 22 Nov, 2015

    Heard about this film from The Scream Cast. It's a dark and slow burn tale about a couple who lose their son to a tsunami in Asia. Later they see him in a video about orphans being bought in the jungles so they head out to save him. One part thriller, one part mystery and one part horror. The cinematography is fantastic, often building the tension in unique ways. There's a sex scene in the film which just helps grasp what one of the characters is at mentally and it's just heartbreaking.


  • Lenny Rosbach

    ★★★★ Added by Lenny Rosbach

    Halloween Weekend: Creepy Binge: film 8

    Nog een Fabrice Du Welz film om het af te leren, dit keer met buitenlandse acteurs als Rufus Sewell en Emmanuelle Béart (en een korte cameo van Vlaamse legende Josse De Pauw). "Vinyan" is een fascinerende film. Het opent sterk, maar de gehele eerste akte is middelmatig. De tweede akte is zwakker, zeg maar gerust slecht. Het kabbelt te veel en er gebeurt weinig. Je blijft maar wachten en wachten tot er iets interessants…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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.


  • 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…


  • 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.


  • 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…


  • 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.…


  • 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.


  • 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.