Vinyan
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Parents looking for a missing child are led into a strange and dangerous netherworld in this thriller. Jeanne (Emmanuelle Beart) and Paul (Rufus Sewell) are a wealthy couple who were in Thailand helping to establish an orphanage when the 2005 tsunami leveled the island. Jeanne and Paul had a young son who disappeared in the storm, and since his body has never been found, Jeanne holds out hope that he might still be alive, a hope that becomes a desperate concern when she sees a video of children being held by kidnappers in Burma which shows a child who looks like her boy. Eager to find out the… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 56%

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"A menacing pseudo-horror thriller with arty aspirations."
‑ David Jenkins, Time Out
"Du Welz never manages to generate enough menace - this is no Apocalypse Now."
‑ Andrew Pulver, Guardian
"Don't Look Now meets Heart of Darkness."
‑ Tim Evans, Sky Movies
"A dark and pessimistic drama which goes slap-happily mad towards the end but keeps you watching all the same."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"...an initially strong study of grief that gives way to cheap thrills."
‑ Anne Wollenberg, Filmstar Magazine
"Horrific and harrowing but the narrative arc could leave the audience unmoved."
‑ David Parkinson, Empire Magazine
"Vinyan is a fine example of art-house horror. It's rich in spooky atmospherics, but it's not really scary."
‑ Cosmo Landesman, Sunday Times (UK)
"A sense of dread weighs heavy throughout, reinforced by a score so intense that at times it verges on abusive. Yet this is also one of the most gorgeous-looking films in recent memory, with brave, unabashed performances."
‑ Rosie Fletcher, Total Film
"This could have been a strong supernatural thriller in its own right. However, while its premise is potentially decent, too much of the film is spent just waiting for something to happen."
‑ Anne Wollenberg, SFX Magazine
"incredibly intense and, sadly, obtuse"
‑ Keith Breese, Filmcritic.com
"A remorselessly grim but deeply affecting psychological horror that's likely to bitterly divide its audience. Not for the faint-hearted, Vinyan is a pitch-black, poetic exploration of the nightmare of losing a child."
‑ Jamie McLeish, Film4
"Without resorting to cheap frights or bogeymen, Vinyan locates its horror in the human heart of darkness."
‑ Anton Bitel, Little White Lies
"Steeped in a bleak atmosphere and beautifully made, Vinyan journeys from the credible to the pretentious as the tension mounts and the horror grows increasingly extreme."
‑ Allan Hunter, Daily Express
"A vivid example of style over substance, this textured film creates an overwhelming sense of emotion and dread, but never manages to find a point to it all. It merely gives into the grisliness, leaving us shaken and unstirred."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"...it's ultimately impossible to deny the effectiveness of the astonishingly grim atmosphere."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
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