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Theatrical Poster
Directed by Fabrice du Welz
Produced by
Written by
Music by François-Eudes Chanfrault
Cinematography Benoît Debie
Edited by Colin Monie
Distributed by
Release dates
  • 1 October 2008 (2008-10-01) (France)
  • 7 April 2009 (2009-04-07) (United States)
Running time
96 minutes
Language English

Vinyan is a 2008 drama film with horror themes directed and co-written by Fabrice du Welz. The film was du Welz's second as a director. The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival on 30 August 2008.

Reviews towards the film were slightly positive, receiving an aggregated score of 56% from Rotten Tomatoes.


Jeanne and Paul are a wealthy couple who were in Thailand helping to establish an orphanage when the 2004 tsunami leveled the island. Jeanne and Paul had a young son who disappeared in the storm, and since his body has never been found, Jeanne holds out hope that he might still be alive, a hope that becomes a desperate concern when she sees a video of children being held by kidnappers in Burma which shows a child who looks like her boy. Eager to find out the truth, Paul pays a hefty fee to local outlaw Mr. Gao to escort him and Jeanne into a forbidden zone known only to Thailand's criminal underclass near the Burmese border. Jeanne and Paul soon find themselves out of their depth in a strange land they do not understand where dangerous men commune with the spirits of the dead.



The film first appeared in North America at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it premiered on 5 September 2008.

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