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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:

Celyn Jones, Joe Bone
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Cast overview:
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
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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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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 »

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No clear what happen with the body of the first man dead, the body was hidden in the chapel but later the body did not appear in screen again. See more »

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Initially intriguing but ultimately predictable
6 January 2019 | by benjaminlauriesmithSee all my reviews

The first few acts are intriguing but it quickly becomes a long drawn out tale which has a few twists and turns along the way but ultimately the ending is disappointingly predictable. For the last half hour of the movie it's obvious how it ends and in the final few minutes the movie seems to be taking another amazing twist and not ending predictably but sadly no. All in all the acting is superb as is the direction ,it's just the writing at the end that lets it down. It's a story that's been told before so that's what makes the ending predictable, which is a shame as it would have been a fine film otherwise for the formulaic ending. If you're under 21 then the ending may well come as a surprise but then I doubt the film will appeal to anyone under the age of 30


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Official Site [Japan]

Country:

UK

Language:

English | Swedish

Release Date:

4 January 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Scotland, UK See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,202,522
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Dolby Digital

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2.39 : 1
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