The Vanishing

I didn’t really fancy reading about our 3-0 defeat at Fulham last night so decided to get out the ‘1001 movies you must see before you die’ book. My attention was grabbed by the 1993 film, The Vanishing.

Whilst I wouldn’t count this amongst my top films, the resemblance between Barney Cousins (played by Jeff Bridges) to our very own Roland Duchatelet was uncanny. The creepy lead, Barney Cousins is a slightly awkward, deluded, recluse with foppish side parting who enjoys making people disappear.

Unlike Roland though, Barney did communicate with those who expressed desire to speak with him (Kiefer Sutherland) and clearly explained his strategy first hand about how he went about his business.