United Kingdom: March 29 2019
Ranking: 449 out of 14,956 movies (up 9)
Psychological thriller inspired by true events in the island of Flannan, tells the story of James, Thomas and Donald, three lighthouse keepers who arrive on uninhabited island 20 miles from the rugged Scottish coast for their 6 week shift. As they settle into their normal quiet routine, something unexpected, potentially life-changing occurs: they stumble upon gold. What follows is a tense battle for survival, fed by isolation, paranoia and greed, leading three honest men down a path to destruction.
'The Vanishing' is directed by Danish filmmaker Kristoffer Nyholm, who makes his directorial debut in a feature film after working in TV series like 'The Killing (Forbrydelsen)' y 'Taboo'. The screenplay is written by Joe Bone and Celyn Jones.
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Four different lighthouses were used to create what is seen in the movie as a singular location: Mull of Galloway lighthouse was used for Exterior and interior cottages, lighthouse, lighthouse garden and the headland of the island. Killantrigan lighthouse was used as an interior staircase and side garden Corsewall lighthouse was used for a single interior shot and to create the cliff many of the cliff scenes. Cloch lighthouse, was used for the interior Lightroom as it no longer operational and beautifully preserved.
The actual location where the mystery began was in the Flannan Islands, approximately twenty miles west of the Outer Hebrides island of Lewis, in Scotland. The small island where the lighthouse is situated is called Eilean Mor. On, or about, December 15, 1900, three lighthouse keepers stationed on Eilean Mor, Thomas Marshall, James Ducat and Donald MacArthur, mysteriously vanished without a trace, and speculation as to what became of the three men is still rife after almost 118 years.