• 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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  • Hundeskaal

    ★★★★★ Added by Hundeskaal

    This film is that kind of horror that is based on atmosphere and the way it is build up and the photographic elements. It is a lot like Calvaire, but horrific in another way. I found it haunting the way that I believe the son to be dead, but their desperate, ultimately destroying journy for a naive hope of finding their son. Being cheated over and over, yet they still go on just for that string of hope of finding…

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  • LiteYear

    ★★★★ Watched by LiteYear 29 May, 2011

    "watched Vinyan. It won't be everyone's cup of tea but I liked it, even the bonkers ending. 8."

    "Vinyan is a good example of a movie that is taken to another level by good sound editing and production. Would have been average otherwise."

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  • jimmystakadugan

    ★★★ Watched by jimmystakadugan 17 Nov, 2014

    Du Welz traslada el mal rollo de la francia profunda a la selva y le sale una mezcla de apocalipsis now y el pueblode los malditos.
    enfermedad en estado puro
    y no, la protagonista no es belen rueda

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  • pillole di cinema

    ★★★ Watched by pillole di cinema 30 Aug, 2014

    L'uomo occidentale viene fatto a brandelli da Vinyan. Colpevolizzato dalla donna e truffato da chi sfruttava non gli rimane che morire male.

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  • Colin Rudge

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Colin Rudge 05 Oct, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    An amazing mood piece of a film in which the whisper thin (even irritating if you want characters to behave rationally) plot is constantly overwhelmed by stunning imagery, from stunning title sequence to elegiac conclusion.

    This film involves a couple who have lost a child in a tsunami in Thailand. When they go to a swanky fund-raising cocktail party the mother played by Emmanuelle Beart thinks that she sees her son in a campaign video. We see the video too:…

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  • Jason Alley

    ★★★★ Watched by Jason Alley 21 Sep, 2014

    DON'T LOOK NOW meets APOCALYPSE NOW (with a pinch of Lars Von Trier's ANTICHRIST) in Fabrice Du Welz's truly unsettling VINYAN.

    Emmanuelle Béart and Rufus Sewell star as Jeanne and Paul, a married couple still grieving the loss of their young son in a tsunami six months prior. When Jeanne believes that she sees a fleeting glimpse of him on a grainy video taken very recently in the Burmese jungle, however, it sends them on an obsessive quest to try…

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  • Danny Aston

    ★★ Watched by Danny Aston 09 Sep, 2014

    enjoyed this movie a lot more when it was called antichrist

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  • LiteYear

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by LiteYear 25 Aug, 2014

    Amazing tone and atmosphere established not just through wonderful cinematography and real exotic locations, but more so through the exceptional use of sound. It's a must to have the sound turned up real loud to get the full impact. This film struck a chord with me a few years ago and it's been impossible to forget. I wasn't sure if it would live up to that past experience but in fact it surpassed it. It's a hidden gem. One day…

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  • Anton Bitel

    Added by Anton Bitel 1

    First published by Little White Lies

    The films of Fabrice Du Welz occupy an uneasy borderline that makes them difficult to pin down (and no doubt even more difficult to market). His striking 2004 debut Calvaire, for example, used elements familiar from Deliverance-style survival horror to create a mythic meditation on performance and passion. His next film, Vinyan, turns a bare-bones ghost story into a reverie on grief, anguish and madness.

    Like Nicolas Roeg’s Don’t Look Now, Juan Antonio Bayona’s…

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