The Vanishing (1988)

7.5 / Rated by 1 people

107 min.
Plot  A Dutch couple, Rex and Saskia, are on holiday in France. As they drive, Saskia shares a recurring dream in which she is drifting through space in a golden egg. In the most recent dream, another egg containing another person appeared; she felt the collision of the two eggs would signify the end of something.

Their car runs out of petrol and they stop at a rest area, where a man in another car dons a false sling and orthopedic cast. Rex promises to never abandon Saskia and they bury two coins at the base of a tree as a symbol of their romance. When Saskia enters the petrol station to buy drinks and does not return, Rex frantically searches for her.

Some time earlier, Raymond, a wealthy family man, secretly plots to abduct a woman. He buys an isolated house, experiments with chloroform, and rehearses scenarios in which he entices women into his car. When his initial attempts at abduction fail, he poses as an injured motorist in need of assistance and goes to the rest area o...



Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu
Raymond Lemorne
Gene Bervoets
Rex Hofman
Johanna ter Steege
Saskia Wagter


All Titles

Dutch Original Title
The Vanishing
English Title

Release Dates




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