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259 Ratings


Directed by Fabrice Du Welz
France, 2008
Drama, Horror, Thriller


A powerful and unsettling movie about a couple who takes a Heart of Darkness-style trip into Burma and finds only madness and death.

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Vinyan Directed by Fabrice Du Welz

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  • J. O.'s rating of the film Vinyan

    Vinyan is quite slow and meditative, focusing mainly on the psychologies of its main characters, rather than the mysterious circumstances that seems to consume them. The first half of the film is manic and sweaty, the second is steamy and eerie. Deep jungle, rain storms, fires, feral children, and ancient temple ruins punctuate this unique little film.

  • Agustina's rating of the film Vinyan

    One of the most unsettling, nightmarish films I have ever watched. The photography is reminiscent of Apocalypse Now with a similar mood/tone. The framing is nicely built and composition is lovely. Emmanuelle Béart's brooding performance is well thought-out contrast to the shy and protective Sewell. I cannot say I enjoyed it. On the contrary, I wanted it to be over quickly. And that is what artistry is all about.

  • ‏ㅤ's rating of the film Vinyan

    With dread, panic and horror Vinyan belongs among the essential missing-child films like Bunny Lake Is Missing, Seance On A Wet Afternoon, The Wicker Man, Hardcore, Prisoners, The Imposter, Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone, far and away from interesting but ultimately White American Housewife fare like The Deep End of the Ocean.

  • Dzimas's rating of the film Vinyan

    In an odd way it reminded me of Apocalypse Now with the journey into the impenetrable forest, but there was something lacking. One didn't so much feel frightened as disgusted.

  • Tibulle85's rating of the film Vinyan

    Un bien bel emballage...pour un bon gros nanar des familles! Le postulat de départ est totalement invraisemblable, et le dernier tiers du film est l'une des choses les plus absurdes qu'il m'ait été donné de voir. Au final, seules les lèvres d'Emmanuelle Béart parviennent à créer un véritable sentiment de malaise et d'horreur dans le cœur du pauvre spectateur. Pauvre de moi!

  • PhKa's rating of the film Vinyan

    Un film qui essaye tellement par une mise en scène tapageuse et, je ne le nie pas, maîtrisée, d'être cauchemardesque et inquiétant, qu'il ne nous laisse que le spectacle de cette tentative sans nous plonger réellement dans le cauchemar ; pour ma part, je reste à la lisière sans arriver à vraiment plonger dedans

  • FISCHER's rating of the film Vinyan

    Quelque part au milieu du film, en pleine mer et doute intérieurs, sur un banal rafiot thaïlandais rafistolé, Rufus Sewell, l'acteur principal, affirme doctement : "On nous mène en bateau". C'est bien l'impression persistante que ressent le spectateur durant le déroulement soporifique et bêtifiant de cette pénible pochade post-adolescente, d'une médiocrité affligeante.

  • nefolk's rating of the film Vinyan

    Really quite impressive once you dismiss the plot as superficial and view it as a work of art and on a 'metaphorical' level, the characters being manifestations of a singular psyche, the interplay of subconscious forces whilst searching for something lost, e.g. one's childhood. Here darkness prevails, hence the 'horror'. Not entirely flawless, yet the cinematography is incredible, the sound and ambience enthralling.