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The Vanishing (2018)

Keepers (original title)
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Three lighthouse keepers on the remote Flannan Isles find a hidden trunk of gold, leading to their mysterious disappearance.

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Kristoffer Nyholm

Writers:

Celyn Jones, Joe Bone
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Cast

Cast overview:
Peter Mullan ... Thomas
Gerard Butler ... James
Emma King ... Mary
Gary Lewis ... Kenny
Connor Swindells ... Donald
Ken Drury ... Duncan
Gary Kane Gary Kane ... Gherd
Søren Malling ... Locke
Ólafur Darri Ólafsson ... Boor
Roderick Gilkison ... Galley Hand
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Storyline

Formerly known as KEEPERS, The Vanishing is Inspired by the Flannan Isle mystery. A small relief boat approaches the Isle, a tiny isolated island no bigger than a football pitch, 20 miles off a rugged coast. Its aim is to routinely replace the three lighthouse keepers, after 6 weeks alone manning the light. It nears the dock and none of the men greet them. The winch is broken. A call. Nothing. Experienced keepers Thomas, James and Donald have vanished. The lamps are clean and refilled; the table is laid for dinner. There is an upturned chair. Two sets of yellow oilskins are missing...The men were never found. Written by Andy Evans

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What's left when the light goes out?


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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Scotland, UK See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,202,522
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

A Doctor Who story, "The Horror Of Fang Rock," was loosely based on the mystery of the Flannen Isles lighthouse, which this film is also the basis of. See more »

Goofs

The dog on the island disappears during all fight scenes and also during any scene in which an additional surprise human being appears on the island. See more »

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Surprisingly Good...
13 January 2019 | by novacasa42See all my reviews

The Vanishing is surprisingly good, it tells a sad twisted story with a great deal of mastery, the plot is straightforward but it's actualized with breathtaking performances by everyone in the film, it has this deep eerie and dark feeling to it that adds this gripping factor as we watch dramatic events unfold in front of us, granted, that it has some structural problems with its narrative but the end product is so captivating you just can't take your eyes off it. The slow burn storytelling adds a great deal of suspense as we ourselves examine and analyze what could happen, what I also loved is that through the film itself is dealing with a moral problem as its characters struggle to cope with their new situations, it is really beautiful to watch. The Vanishing does its story justice as we're offered a chilling narrative that doesn't disappoint at all, an all around great effort.


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