A young man conducts a gruelling three-year investigation into the mysterious disappearance of his girlfriend while they were on vacation. His search attracts her abductor, a temperate professor with a mentally unhinged state of mind.
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Pretty solid little thriller! Not great visually, but the night cinematography toward the end was at times beautiful. The two main actors were incredible and the dynamic between those two characters was so riveting and unique! And the themes of human curiosity going too far, past logic is really well told in that freaky ending. Overall I gotta say this was one pretty good movie.
This film should be a mandatory viewing for anybody looking to make horror/thriller films as a means of breaking up any preconceptions of formula or structure. It would certainly weed out all these ridiculous gore fests and obvious thrillers you can predict every step of the way. Ironically enough, an American remake was made in 1993 that managed to have the nerve to thumbtack a bowtie ending. Watch this, not that!
Excellent thriller! The pacing was good & scenes were fitted very well, without any exaggerating effects&musics. Quiet as something that's mysteriously vanished. Serene as something that's surely remembered.
No blood, no monsters, no gore, no special effects. Just psychological terror. You create your own fear in your mind by only imagining what has happened to the characters. The ultimate horror movie. Masterpiece.
Anguishing psychological thriller with a very believable display of a contained sociopath and his modus operandi.
It is in the vein of the 'my wife vanished and I don't have a clue of her whereabouts' theme displayed in other interesting movies like Frantic or Breakdown.
Everything looks so verisimilar that the agony, uncertainty and eeriness seem to be endless.
Just saw this off the site for the first time and have to say I'm thoroughly impressed. Great camerawork, editing, and setup. Especially liked the introducing shot of the Professor being skewed by half-dark/half-clear glass.