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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.

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Kristoffer Nyholm

Writers:

Joe Bone, Celyn Jones
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Cast

Credited cast:
Gerard Butler ... James Ducat
Peter Mullan ... Thomas Marshall
Connor Swindells ... Donald McArthur
Søren Malling ... Locke
Ólafur Darri Ólafsson ... Boor
Gary Lewis ... Kenny
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ken Drury ... Duncan
Roderick Gilkison ... Galley Hand
Emma King ... Mary
John Taylor ... Fisherman
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Formally known as KEEPERS, The Vanishing is Inspired by the Flannan Isle mystery. A small relief boat approaches the Isle, a tiny isolated island no bigger than a football pitch, 20 miles off a rugged coast. Its aim is to routinely replace the three lighthouse keepers, after 6 weeks alone manning the light. It nears the dock and none of the men greet them. The winch is broken. A call. Nothing. Experienced keepers Thomas, James and Donald have vanished. The lamps are clean and refilled; the table is laid for dinner. There is an upturned chair. Two sets of yellow oilskins are missing...The men were never found. Written by Andy Evans

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What's left when the light goes out?


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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

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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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Some of the films locations in South West Scotland are filmed at Scotlands most southerly point at the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse. See more »

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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 really good film
15 January 2019 | by sindavideSee all my reviews

This is a really good film, with a solid plot, very good acting, good scenes and photography, good storytelling. I don't get the really low ratings from many viewers ... or I do? Most of them complain about the film being slow. Ladies and gentlemen, films can be slow, can't they? THey're not bloody Ferrari, are they? What is wrong with a slow film? I think that generation of ignorant and undereducated people have been used too much to Hollywood crap and their brains have shrank up to having the attention span and stimuli need of ant-aize brain. They need explosion, sensless plot with unlikely situations and even more unlikely solutions, they need the awe. So a good solid well written and acted film, beautifully shot, with also some psychological insight becomes worth of just 1, 2 or 3 stars and is disappointing to them because it is "slow" and doesn't replicate hollywood style s h i t . I guess what people nowadays demands to films is consistent with more and more an industrial product with standard characteristics and less and less with art and insight. Not that this film is a masterpiece, it is just a very good film. Not enough? So don't pay attention to them, just sit down, relax and enjoy this beautiful film. Not easy to find these days where 95% of releases are c r a p for lobotomized people.


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