• 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

    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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  • Erwin

    ★★★★ Watched by Erwin 26 May, 2014

    Film #25 of the 30 countries 30 films challenge
    list: Subtitle month

    Review later

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  • Lance Lubelski

    ★½ Watched by Lance Lubelski 27 May, 2014

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

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  • Rebecca

    ★★★★ Watched by Rebecca 26 May, 2014

    No. 25 of the 30 Countries 2014 Challenge. See complete list.

    Vinyan is a slow starter. The story is quite interesting even from the start but it took a while to get going. Once it does however, it really gets going. There are some freaky and disturbing parts which I think will stay with me for some time. Also very well done was the tension building via music and sound effects which was really cool and really created an atmosphere.…

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  • JPC

    ★★ Watched by JPC 12 Apr, 2014

    Emmanuelle Beart, estás muy tremenda pero hasta tus morritos llegan cansar cuando una película se reduce a eso y poco más.

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  • Vasumitra

    Watched by Vasumitra 12 Apr, 2014

    Sin sentido en el que el calificativo "paranormal" sobra por todas partes excepto, quizás, para calificar la interpretación impenetrable de su protagonista, inexpresiva como ninguna. Una historia en la que no pasa nada!

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  • kasadarko

    ★★½ Watched by kasadarko 01 Feb, 2014

    female perspective on _Hearts of Darkness_.

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  • Joshua R.

    ★★★½ Added by Joshua R.

    bizarre and could have been drawn out to be more thorough in its story, but to me, still satisfying. Necessary viewing if you're interested in all of Von Trier's influences that helped created Antichrist.

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  • elvicho

    ★★ Watched by elvicho 06 Oct, 2013

    Para Du Welz, la locura es caminar. Deambular por páramos desoladores mientras se pasa del plano físico al onírico sin darse uno cuenta. Sabe transmitir esa sensación de forma admirable; lo hizo en Calvaire y lo repite en Vinyan. Lástima que en ésta todo ocurra porque sí, que parezca más amateur que su anterior película, que tenga una música de mierda y mil cosas más. Demasiadas cosas que NO para una que SÍ.

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  • Matt Thomas

    ★★★★ Added by Matt Thomas

    Finds the perfect tone between claustrophobic & haunting. Compelling performance from Sewall & Beart.

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  • RJMS

    ★★★½ Added by RJMS

    Films dealing with loss and specifically loss of children are difficult to watch. Vinyan raises that bar to almost unbearable levels.

    In Vinyan, a couple (Rufus Sewell and Emmanuelle Beart) are dealing with losing their child in the tsunami - A chance sighting on some video footage, of what could be their son, sees the couple embark on a search takes them to the dangerous Thai-Burmese waters, and then into the jungle, where they face unknown but horrifying dangers.

    Fabrice…

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