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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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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The scene in the go-go bar was filmed on the first day of shooting. See more »

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This Is Not Reality
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A Disturbing Journey to Insanity
24 October 2010 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Phuket Island, Thailand, the architect Paul Bellmer (Rufus Sewell) and his wife Jeanne (Emmanuelle Béart) 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 (Petch Osathanugrah) and they travel in the boat of master Sonchai (Amporn Pankratok) 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.

"Vinyan" is a disturbing journey to insanity visibly inspired in "Apocalypse Now" and with the same style of "Antichrist". The slow paced plot is supported by a good screenplay, stylish cinematography that keeps the environment of a nightmare and another outstanding performance of Emmanuelle Béart. I agree that this type of movie is not for everyone, but those that like original psychological horror stories without gore, explosions and special effects, will certainly enjoy "Vinyan". My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Espíritos Condenados" ("Doomed Spirits")


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