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|Directed by||Fabrice du Welz|
|Music by||François-Eudes Chanfrault|
|Edited by||Colin Monie|
|Running time||96 minutes|
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.
- Emmanuelle Béart as Jeanne Bellmer
- Rufus Sewell as "Paul Bellmer"
- Petch Osathanugrah as Thaksin Gao
- Julie Dreyfus as "Kim"
The film first appeared in North America at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it premiered on 5 September 2008.