Disappearance (Verdwijnen) (2017)



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Roos visits her mother in Norway yearly, but this time it's different: she brings bad news. However, old pain and numerous reproaches keep Roos from sharing anything with her mother. With the help of her half brother and an old love, the two women reconcile and Roos is ready to take her next and inescapable step.


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All Critics (6)

Director Koole shows off pristine imagery and lush sound design, but he doesn't have much to hang it on.

Sep 28, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Maybe the film needed more of that hilariously overwrought quality to actually hold the viewer's attention.

Sep 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Ultimately, even with these images, Disappearance is not quite strong enough for a lasting impact.

Sep 28, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Boudewijn Koole develops a deeply nuanced examination of intricate familial bonds by employing artful elliptical jumps, and an emphasis on lyrical and aural details.

Aug 7, 2018 | Full Review…

[Rifka] Lodeizen is stunning as the driven woman in this quiet, yet powerful family drama.

Apr 11, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Koole and Laarman have drawn an authentic look at broken families and their ability to simultaneously be separated by a huge chasm and closer than ever before.

Sep 14, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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