Vinyan (2008)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 24, 2008
DVD Release Date: April 7, 2009
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David Jenkins
Time Out

A menacing pseudo-horror thriller with arty aspirations.

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Andrew Pulver

Du Welz never manages to generate enough menace - this is no Apocalypse Now.

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Tim Evans
Sky Cinema

Don't Look Now meets Heart of Darkness.

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David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

Horrific and harrowing but the narrative arc could leave the audience unmoved.

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Cosmo Landesman
Sunday Times (UK)

Vinyan is a fine example of art-house horror. It's rich in spooky atmospherics, but it's not really scary.

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Rosie Fletcher
Total Film

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.

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Jamie McLeish

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.

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Anton Bitel
Little White Lies

Without resorting to cheap frights or bogeymen, Vinyan locates its horror in the human heart of darkness.

Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 31% Flixster User Reviews
Jack Hawkins
'Vinyan' is a striking yet aimless film that fails to engage. The film charts Paul and Jeanne's search for their missing son after witnessing… More
Curtis Lilly
Ridiculous at times, but also enjoyable to watch. Emmanuelle Beart wavers between hidious and gorgeous, depending on the shot. Her character makes you want to… More
William Sleet
Think 'Don't Look Now' crossed with 'Lord of the Flies' but with characters drawn with such extreme bourgeois naivety that it's… More
Ryan Marshall
** out of **** "Vinyan" has been marketed as a horror film; which is no surprise, given that the director behind it is Fabrice Du Welz. If you… More
Drew Smith
I think Vinyan requires some serious empathy to get the full extent of what it's offering. I'm not entirely sold on Emmanuelle Beart and Rufus… More
Doctor Strangeblog
<i>Vinyan</i> details the dreamlike - make that nightmarish - search by a couple living in Thailand for their missing son into the jungles of Burma.… More