|Country of production||United Kingdom , France , Belgium|
|Age rating||FSK 16|
|Director||Fabrice Du Welz|
|script||Fabrice Du Welz,
The wealthy couple Jeanne and Paul lost their son Joshua in the 2004 tsunami in Thailand . Six months later, Jeanne believes she recognizes Joshua on a video from the Tanintharyi region . This inaccessible area can only be reached by boat.
In Myanmar, they hire the seedy Thaksin Gao to lead them to Joshua. First an attempt is made to present them with a boy other than Joshua. Eventually they end up in an abandoned village where, apart from a frightened elderly couple, only orphan boys live.
|role||actor||German voice actor|
|Jeanne Bellmer||Emmanuelle Béart||Susanne von Medvey|
|Paul Bellmer||Rufus Sewell||Udo Wachtveitl|
Tim Geyer wrote on the film website critic.de: “Vinyan has a disturbing effect, which the director Fabrice Du Welz does not with clumsy showmanship, but with the dark beauty of his pictures, which impressively depict the drama of a mother.” Du Welz does "Many borrowings from classic horror cinema, but always with the aim of bringing the psychosomatic insights into Jeanne Bellmer's inner life."
The film review meta page Rotten Tomatoes counted a total of 10 positive and 9 negative reviews of Vinyan as of October 2017 ; only 31% of the users of the site liked the film.