Vinyan

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

Plot[edit]

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.

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Release[edit]

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

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