5.2/10
5,310
68 user 84 critic

Vinyan (2008)

Trailer
1:40 | Trailer
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.

Director:

Fabrice du Welz

Writers:

Fabrice du Welz, David Greig (additional material) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Alléluia (2014)
Crime | Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Fervidly dark lovesick horror inspired by the real-life criminal duo, the Lonely Hearts Killers.

Director: Fabrice du Welz
Stars: Lola Dueñas, Laurent Lucas, Héléna Noguerra
Calvaire (2004)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Marc, a traveling entertainer, is on his way home for Christmas when his van brakes in the middle of a jerkwater town with some strange inhabitans.

Director: Fabrice du Welz
Stars: Laurent Lucas, Brigitte Lahaie, Gigi Coursigny
Adoration (2019)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

12-year-old Paul lives an isolated existence with his mother, who works at a private psychiatric hospital in the woods near their house. One day, Paul encounters a young teen named Gloria, ... See full summary »

Director: Fabrice du Welz
Stars: Thomas Gioria, Fantine Harduin, Benoît Poelvoorde
In My Skin (2002)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A woman grows increasingly fascinated with her body after suffering a disfiguring accident.

Director: Marina de Van
Stars: Marina de Van, Laurent Lucas, Léa Drucker
Colt 45 (2014)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The young police man Vincent is the best in his class, and denies to be recruited to the special forces. But when the corrupt Milo manages to get a grip on him, his life is turned into a living nightmare.

Director: Fabrice du Welz
Stars: Gérard Lanvin, JoeyStarr, Alice Taglioni
Satan (2006)
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A group of youngsters go out to a disco on Christmas Eve and accidentally run into a shepherd who has prepared himself for a night of pure insanity.

Director: Kim Chapiron
Stars: Vincent Cassel, Olivier Barthélémy, Roxane Mesquida
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A mysterious outsider from South Africa, named Jacob King, arrives in Los Angeles to look for his missing younger sister.

Director: Fabrice du Welz
Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Luke Evans, Alfred Molina
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Mlle Lara has trouble with men so for her birthday she plans something special in pursuit of a wonderful love.

Director: Fabrice du Welz
Stars: Édith Le Merdy, Philippe Résimont, Jean-Luc Couchard
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Two married anthropologists go to an island off of Papua New Guinea for field research.

Director: Bill Bennett
Stars: Rufus Sewell, Martin Donovan, Maya Stange
Hotel Noir (2012)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

1950s LA: A police detective checks into a hotel with a bag of money, hoping to go away with Swedish Mary.

Director: Sebastian Gutierrez
Stars: Malin Akerman, Patrick Arthur, Aaron Behr
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A thief is caught up in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse between a maverick cop and London crime boss.

Director: George Isaac
Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Rufus Sewell, Toby Stephens
Livid (2011)
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The suggestion of a big treasure hidden somewhere inside Mrs Jessel's once renowned classical dance academy will become an irresistible lure to a fiendish trap for Lucie and her friends.

Directors: Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury
Stars: Chloé Coulloud, Félix Moati, Jérémy Kapone
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emmanuelle Béart ... Jeanne Bellmer
Rufus Sewell ... Paul Bellmer
Petch Osathanugrah Petch Osathanugrah ... Thaksin Gao
Julie Dreyfus ... Kim
Amporn Pankratok Amporn Pankratok ... Sonchaï
Josse De Pauw ... Matthias
Omm Omm ... Sara
Apisit Opasaimlikit Apisit Opasaimlikit ... Boomsong (as Joey Boy)
Kurlab Lay Kurlab Lay ... Boomsong's mom
Matt Ryder Matt Ryder ... Bideau
Bobbie Delcastillo Bobbie Delcastillo ... Millionnaire 1
Susan Delcastillo Susan Delcastillo ... Woman 1
Teerawat Mulvilai Teerawat Mulvilai ... Khun (as Teerawat Mulwilai)
Saichia Wongwirot Saichia Wongwirot ... Petch (as Saichia Wongwirote)
Kitinun Siangsa-Ard Kitinun Siangsa-Ard ... Gao's bodyguard
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

When someone dies a horrible death, their spirit becomes confused & angry. It becomes ... VINYAN.

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some disturbing violent content, sexuality/nudity and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

France | Belgium | UK | Australia

Language:

English | Thai

Release Date:

1 October 2008 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Espíritos Condenados See more »

Filming Locations:

Bangkok, Thailand See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

EUR4,400,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$156,944
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The red building was a set that was built in the middle of the jungle. See more »

Connections

Featured in Viande d'origine française (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Gi Mi Di Break
Written by Wayne Thomas.
Performed by Jubbie.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A strange and hypnotic journey
12 December 2010 | by rolf_dennySee all my reviews

Before watching "Vinyan",I read some comments of IMDb users. Most of all said that the movie is a crap, that nobody should waste one hour and a half of your life watching it. Well, I guess that I saw some other movie.

First of all, the comparisons with David Lynch's works are not fair. Vinyan takes a direction that Lynch never got on his works (an original approach to ghost stories). So, don't believe if you read that this movie is a bad copy of Lynch's works.

Fabrice du Welz shows again why he's a great director,a truly great horror director (how can some critics call Darren Lynn Bousman, Eli Roth an Rob Zombie the "horror directors of the new generation"?). The atmosphere of his craft is fabulous, he manages to make the tension and insanity grow slowly and steadily.

Another great achievement of Welz is documentary feel that he impressed with his direction. The locations of the movies are also great, big and mysterious jungles, like if they were abyss that you just enter, but never leaves them.

Emanuelle Béart,with his explosive beauty, and Rufus Sewell give great performances. The process of disintegration of their marriage showed by them as they delve into the jungle is awesome.

Finally, this is the kind of movie that, before you try to comprehend it, you must feel it.

If you like it, watch "Calvaire", Welz's previous work, a real horror gem.


18 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 68 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed