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Vinyan (2008)

A couple are looking for their child who was lost in the tsunami - their search takes them to the dangerous Thai-Burmese waters, and then into the jungle, where they face unknown but horrifying dangers.

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Jeanne Bellmer
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Petch Osathanugrah ...
Thaksin Gao
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Kim
Amporn Pankratok ...
Sonchaï
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Matthias
Omm ...
Sara
Apisit Opasaimlikit ...
Boomsong (as Joey Boy)
Kurlab Lay ...
Boomsong's mom
Matt Ryder ...
Bideau
Bobbie Delcastillo ...
Millionnaire 1
Susan Delcastillo ...
Woman 1
Teerawat Mulvilai ...
Khun (as Teerawat Mulwilai)
Saichia Wongwirot ...
Petch (as Saichia Wongwirote)
Kitinun Siangsa-Ard ...
Gao's bodyguard
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Storyline

In Phuket Island, Thailand, the architect Paul Bellmer and his wife Jeanne lost their son Joshua in a tsunami six months ago. Jeanne is disturbed and has not accepted the loss of her beloved son. While watching some footages from Myanmar (former Burma), Jeanne is convinced that a boy wearing a Manchester United shirt in a poor village is Joshua, and Paul accepts to seek out their son in the sea gypsies camp. They hire the trafficker Thaksin Gao and they travel in the boat of master Sonchai to search Joshua. After a series of weird incidents, Sonchai leaves the trio in an abandoned village. They have to walk through the jungle where they face a journey to hell. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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When someone dies a horrible death, their spirit becomes confused & angry. It becomes ... VINYAN.

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for some disturbing violent content, sexuality/nudity and language | See all certifications »

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1 October 2008 (France)  »

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€4,400,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Emmanuelle Béart got a double ear infection while acting in this movie. See more »

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Referenced in Viande d'origine française (2009) See more »

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This Is Not Reality
Written by Vin Dombroski.
Performed by Crud.
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Excellent!!!
26 April 2009 | by See all my reviews

This movie was fantastic! From beginning to end it draws you in and holds on tight! It is the story of a husband and wife whose son is lost to them in the tsunami. The mother comes to believe that her son is still alive. They then begin an odyssey across the darkest and most desolate areas of Burma.

Anyone who has ever loved a child will understand the depth a parent will go through to save them. Initially the movie takes us with them on their painful quest to find their lost boy. But soon the searching parents become lost in their own struggle. The ultimate ending is gripping and horrifying, yet understandable on a very basic human level. You must give the movie a little time. Sometimes following their search can seem drag you into their hopelessness. But soon enough, the true purpose of their quest is understood.


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