The Vanishing (Spoorloos) (1988)
Director: George Sluizer
Main Stars: Benard-Pierre Dobbadieu, Gene Bervoets, Johanna ter Steege, Gwen Eckaus
Storyline: A young couple are on vacation and they stop at a service station when the girlfriend is abducted.
Review (Spoils): Rex (Gene Bervoets) and Saskia (Johanna ter Steege ) are in love and go on a vacation together. On their travels in their car they stop a very busy service station. Rex comes back to the car to find that Saksia is missing. Three years later he is still trying to locate her as he has not lost hope. Out of nowhere he starts to receive post cards from the abductor claiming that he is the man that stole her away and wants to revel to him what really happened to his girlfriend.
I don’t for once what to spoil too much on this storyline but the abductor Ramond Lemorne (Benard-Pierre Dobbadieu) is one twisted man. I never saw the remake of this film with Kiefer Sutherland so this was all new to me on that stand point. I do have to say this film set the mood and the emotion that was driven into the main character Rex you can feel it. The ending is something that was not over shocking but for its time I can see how it was. The film drives mostly on emotion and loss and not gore and scares.
Rating: This is film to watch with a loved one, as your mind goes on the chase with it as almost anyone can relate to this film, if it was a spouse, lover or even a child. It drives on emotion on how would I react or cope with such as issue if it happened to me.