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The Vanishing (2018)

Keepers (original title)
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Three lighthouse keepers on the remote Flannan Isles find a hidden trunk of gold, leading to their mysterious disappearance.

Director:

Kristoffer Nyholm

Writers:

Celyn Jones, Joe Bone
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Credited cast:
Peter Mullan ... Thomas
Gerard Butler ... James
Emma King ... Mary
Gary Lewis ... Kenny
Connor Swindells ... Donald
Ken Drury Ken Drury ... Duncan
Gary Kane Gary Kane ... Gherd
Søren Malling ... Locke
Ólafur Darri Ólafsson ... Boor
Roderick Gilkison ... Galley Hand
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gary Mclellan Gary Mclellan ... Bones (extra)
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Storyline

Based on the Flannan Isle mystery. A small relief boat approaches a tiny, isolated island where a Louise is located.They're too replenish the stocks and replace the crew of 3. After they dock no one greets them. The winch is broken. The lamps are clean and refilled; the table's laid for dinner. There's an upturned chair, 2 sets of yellow oilskins are missing... the 3 men have vanished. Written by Andy Evans

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On an isolated island, three lighthouse keepers disappeared. See more »


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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Four different lighthouses were used to create what is seen in the movie as a singular location: Mull of Galloway lighthouse was used for Exterior and interior cottages, lighthouse, lighthouse garden and the headland of the island. Killantrigan lighthouse was used for its interior staircase and side garden. Corsewall lighthouse was used for a single interior shot and to create the cliff for many of the cliff scenes. Cloch lighthouse was used for the interior lightroom as it is no longer operational, yet beautifully preserved. See more »

Goofs

The dog on the island disappears during all fight scenes and also during any scene in which an additional surprise human being appears on the island. See more »

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A man's movie, tense and thoughtful
14 January 2019 | by mformoviesandmoreSee all my reviews

What a breath of fresh air. I don't mean the literal air on these desolate island but a movie without an intrusive soundtrack or where the producers have made sure every scene is fully explained to a dumb audience.

A stark production from a director moving up from TV for the first time and showing talent in the way that Spielberg did with Duel.

Strong acting from a small bunch of blokes in a claustrophobic environment.


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Official Sites:

Official Site [Japan]

Country:

UK

Language:

English | Swedish

Release Date:

4 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Scotland, UK See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,202,522
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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