Reims Polar
4th thriller film festival

The Vanishing

George Sluizer

Second Souffle

Second Souffle


Thursday 11 April
  • 14:30
    Salle 10
durée: 1h46
Friday 12 April
  • 11:00
    Salle 8

On the road to vacation, Rex and Saskia stop at a highway rest area. The man walks away from the vehicle for a few minutes. When he returned, his companion disappeared. Mad with grief, he gives up his professional and social life to devote himself exclusively to the search for the missing woman. After three years of an unsuccessful quest, he receives a strange postcard, the author of which claims to know the truth about the disappearance…


  • Director
    George Sluizer
  • Production
    Anne Lordon & George Sluizer
  • Script
    George Sluizer & Tim Krabbé
    based on the novel by Tim Krabbé
  • Cinematography
    Toni Kuhn
  • Editing
    Lin Friedman & George Sluizer
  • Music
    Henny Vrienten


  • Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu
  • Gene Bervoets
  • Johanna ter Steege
  • Gwen Eckhaus


  • Origins
    Netherlands & France
  • Copy
    Restored version
  • Year
  • Duration
  • Languages
    Dutch, French & English
    with French subtitles


JC Productions & Tamasa Distribution

+33 6 98 92 00 59

George Sluizer (1932 – 2014)

Born in the Netherlands, he began his career by directing documentaries before switching to fiction in 1972 with João and the Knife, his feature debut. In 1988, he met a large international audience with The Vanishing, before directing the American remake of the same film five years later with Kiefer Sutherland, Jeff Bridges and Sandra Bullock in the main roles. His works also remains marked by the cursed film Dark Blood, the last film starring River Phoenix, who died in 1993 before the shooting was completed.


  • 2012

    Dark Blood

  • 2002

    The Stone Raft

  • 1998

    The Commissioner

  • 1996

    Dying to Go Home

  • 1996


  • 1993

    The Vanishing

  • 1992


  • 1988

    The Vanishing

  • 1985

    Red Desert Penitentiary

  • 1979

    Twice a Woman

  • 1972

    João and the knife

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