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The Disappearance (1977)

The Disappearance is a movie starring Donald Sutherland, Francine Racette, and David Hemmings. Thriller about a contract killer whose wife has disappeared. When he is hired by an international organization to carry out a "shy" or...

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  • Genre: Drama | Thriller
  • Quality: 720p
  • Size: 1.10G
  • Resolution: / fps
  • Language: English  
  • Run Time: 100
  • IMDB Rating: 5.7/10 
  • MPR: Normal
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The Synopsis for The Disappearance (1977) 720p

Contract hitman Jay Mallory works for an unknown organization. He returns to his apartment one day to find his wife, Celandine, gone. Mallory initially thinks that Celandine has left on her own, but soon, believes her disappearance may be associated with his last job. The organization assigns Mallory another job in, England, about which Mallory feels there's something unusual. He's given little information, including not knowing who the target is, and that it too, is associated with Celandine's disappearance. Despite feeling he's being set up, Mallory decides to take the job anyway to see how it plays out, and if it leads him back to Celandine.


The Director and Players for The Disappearance (1977) 720p

[Director]Stuart Cooper
[Role:]Donald Sutherland
[Role:]John Hurt
[Role:]Francine Racette
[Role:]David Hemmings


The Reviews for The Disappearance (1977) 720p


THE DISAPPEARANCE {Edited Version} (Stuart Cooper, 1977) **Reviewed byBunuel1976Vote: 4/10

Ostensibly, it should be hard to understand why certain movies slip into obscurity despite being loaded with talent, but then you come across a case like this one and the possibility suddenly becomes not just plausible but inevitable. On paper, this Anglo-Canadian "existentialist" thriller certainly had potential: an impressive cast ? Donald Sutherland, David Hemmings, John Hurt, David Warner, Christopher Plummer and Virginia McKenna ? was mouthing the words of screenwriter Paul Mayersberg under the guidance of director Stuart Cooper (the man behind recent Criterion DVD release, OVERLORD [1975]) and being lit by the late great cinematographer (and frequent Stanley Kubrick collaborator) John Alcott; besides, the whole thing was being overseen by producer Hemmings himself. So, where did the film go wrong?

Well, for starters, the central mystery itself is not very interesting: the neglected wife of brooding Donald Sutherland ? the No. 1 hit-man for an enigmatic espionage organization ? is forever threatening to leave him and does exactly that at the very start of the film; unfortunately, while Sutherland is very good in his role and literally the best thing in it, the actress playing his wife (Francine Racette) is as stiff and unappealing as one of her husband's handiwork. This fact renders the knowledge that Racette is none other than Sutherland's own wife in real life as well almost impossible to believe, since this is hardly borne by their interaction here ? least of all during a fragmentary sex scene that ludicrously apes Nicolas Roeg's DON'T LOOK NOW (1973) which, of course, also starred Sutherland! Actually, I had seen Racette act previously in two notable films ? Dario Argento's FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET (1971) and Joseph Losey's MR. KLEIN (1976) ? but I can't really say if her efforts were any better there. For the record, THE DISAPPEARANCE proved to be Racette's penultimate film before retiring to raise her three children with Sutherland. Thankfully, although most of them are practically extended cameos, the supporting cast ? of whom, I thought, John Hurt comes off best ? does keep one watching?but, again, the utterly predictable double surprise ending closes the film with a whimper instead of a bang.

Equally to blame for the film's ultimate failure is Stuart Cooper whose direction is pretentious to a fault and, unsurprisingly, he too faded exclusively into TV-movie limbo soon after; for what it's worth, many years ago I did get to watch two of his TV ventures ? A.D. (1985) and THE FORTUNATE PILGRIM (1988) ? both of which were large-scale productions. Having said that, screenwriter Mayersberg is himself well-known for his non-linear scripts but the would-be audacious time-jumping techniques abused here merely attempt to imbue an obscure and thin plot with some elusive sense of significance; incidentally, even if the 88-minute version I watched was 12 minutes short of the original, I doubt that the missing footage would made things any clearer! Unfortunately for the viewer, Stuart Cooper is no visual stylist like Nicolas Roeg, much less a master film-maker in the league of Alain Resnais! Besides, given the structure and themes of the film, at times I couldn't help but unfavorably compare it to John Boorman's vastly superior POINT BLANK (1967)...

Missing Wife!Reviewed byfoxmastersVote: 7/10

A man with a mysterious background, Mr. Mellory, whose thoughts are dark, lives a slow life with his wife, which is sometimes accompanied by murders and dinnerparties. At the same time, he is afraid of being killed himself. One day, when he returns, he notices, that his wife is not at home. She told him, that she perhaps would leave him one day. But he is not the type of letting her go - he begins to look for her.

In the film, Donald Sutherland plays an international hit-man, set out to find his missing wife which is based on the novel 'Echoes of Celandine' by Derek Marlowe.Reviewed bylastshotfilmsVote: 10/10

I was lucky enough to view Stuart Cooper's original cut of 'The Disappearance' which has never seen and is not available on DVD.

Just like his film OVERLORD which has been released by the Criterion Collection and become a classic, 'The Disappearance' holds it's own. The acting is first rate, the original music is lush and the John Alcott's cinematography is outstanding.

It is a shame that untalented producers are allowed to tamper with the original works. The original is in a non-linear format. Perhaps the reviewers should watch the original uncut/unedited version and then I would think they would revise their reviews. It is brilliant! Hopefully it will be screened at a festival in the future so all can enjoy.

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