The Vanishing


The Vanishing’ is based on actual events and tells the story of three lighthouse keepers who arrive for work on a remote Scottish isle, where they make a fateful discovery: a wrecked rowboat – with a chest full of gold.

As a mysterious boat heads towards the island, the three men make a choice that will change their lives forever, ensnaring them in a web of greed, paranoia and murder.


Actor and screenwriter: Celyn Jones (Anglesey, North Wales)
Production Company: Mad as Birds Films


Director: Kristoffer Nyholm
Writers: Joe Bone, Celyn Jones
Stars: Peter Mullan, Gerard Butler, Emma King


Length: 1h 47mins
Certificate: 15
Format: DCP, DVD
Language: English


Dyddiad: 29th March


Full review at: Vulture

“Excellent performances…Mullan is superb as ever. Swindell makes a strong debut. Butler’s a revelation”

“It’s the details that matter in this richly textured slow paced thriller” – Hollywood Reporter.

Full review at: Hollywood Reporter

“Windswept photography…eye popping…skull shattering…All must be dealt with, the last entailing savage choices that will prove impossible to undo and ruinous to enact” – New York Times

Full review at: New York Times

“Nyholm and his excellent cast tell the story well and on such a splendid set” – LA Times

Full review at: LA Times

“Phenomenally well-made thriller” – Vulture

Rights / Contact: Lionsgate UK