The Vanishing

The Vanishing
  • 2019
  • UK
  • Directed by: Kristoffer Nyholm
  • Cast: Gerard Butler, Peter Mullan, Olafur Darri Olafsson, Connor Swindells

A fictionalised version of the true story of the disappearance of the keepers of Flannan Isles lighthouse in 1900, with James (Buter), Thomas (Mullan) and Donald (Swindells) competing for a stash of stolen gold. A mystery becomes a dull psychological thriller with the least interesting solution imaginable, and even dependably gruff Butler and Mullan are all at sea.

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The Vanishing

25 Mar 20192 stars

A long-debated mystery becomes a rather drab thriller starring Gerard Butler and Peter Mullan

The mysterious disappearance of three lighthouse keepers from a remote Scottish lighthouse at Flannan Isles in 1900 has provoked much creative conjecture, from WW Gibson's atmospheric 1912 poem to a classic 1977 Doctor Who episode ('Horror of Fang…

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