George Sluizer

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia George Sluizer (born 25 June 1932 in Paris, of Dutch and Norwegian parents; died 20 September 2014) was a Dutch filmmaker whose credits include features as well as documentary films. He is best known for directing two versions of The Vanishing, a 1988 Dutch-language release, originally titled Spoorloos, and a 1992 American version. Other feature films directed by Sluizer include Utz (1992) for producer John Goldschmidt, Crimetime (1995), and Dark Blood, which was discontinued after the death of its lead actor River Phoenix (in 1993), but later completed and premiered at the Netherlands Film Festival in 2012. Description above from the Wikipedia article George Sluizer, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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The Vanishing (1988)

A man embarks on an increasingly obsessive search for his girlfriend after she disappears without a trace during a romantic summer getaway to France.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sluizer
CAST:  Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu  •  Gene Bervoets  •  Johanna ter Steege  •  Gwen Eckhaus

A man embarks on an increasingly obsessive search for his girlfriend after she disappears without a trace during a romantic summer getaway to France.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sluizer
CAST:  Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu  •  Gene Bervoets  •  Johanna ter Steege  •  Gwen Eckhaus

The Vanishing (1993)

The boyfriend of an abducted woman never gives up the search as the abductor looks on.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sluizer
CAST:  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Jeff Bridges  •  Nancy Travis  •  Sandra Bullock

The boyfriend of an abducted woman never gives up the search as the abductor looks on.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sluizer
CAST:  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Jeff Bridges  •  Nancy Travis  •  Sandra Bullock

Dark Blood (2012)

Filmed in 1993 but never completed due to River Phoenix's death, Dark Blood tells the story of Boy, a young widower living on a nuclear testing site in the desert. Boy is waiting for the end of the world and carves Katchina dolls that supposedly contain magical ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sluizer
CAST:  River Phoenix  •  Jonathan Pryce  •  Judy Davis  •  T. Dan Hopkins

Filmed in 1993 but never completed due to River Phoenix's death, Dark Blood tells the story of Boy, a young widower living on a nuclear testing site in the desert. Boy is waiting for the end of the world and carves Katchina dolls that supposedly contain magical ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sluizer
CAST:  River Phoenix  •  Jonathan Pryce  •  Judy Davis  •  T. Dan Hopkins

Utz (1992)

Hugh Whitemore adapted Bruce Chatwin's novel for this tale of a New York antique dealer who travels to Prague to buy the porcelain collection of the late Baron Utz, only to become embroiled in the wreckage of the dead man's unusual life history after he discovers ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sluizer
CAST:  Armin Mueller-Stahl  •  Brenda Fricker  •  Peter Riegert  •  Paul Scofield

Hugh Whitemore adapted Bruce Chatwin's novel for this tale of a New York antique dealer who travels to Prague to buy the porcelain collection of the late Baron Utz, only to become embroiled in the wreckage of the dead man's unusual life history after he discovers ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sluizer
CAST:  Armin Mueller-Stahl  •  Brenda Fricker  •  Peter Riegert  •  Paul Scofield

João and the Knife (1972)

Against all advice, a destitute Brazilian old man marries a nineteen-year-old girl. Because he can’t give her any children, he moves to the interior to make money, so she will at least have a good life. When he returns, he is told she has a three-year-old daughter. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sluizer
CAST:  Jofre Soares  •  Ana Maria Miranda  •  João Augusto Azevedo  •  Douglas Santos

Against all advice, a destitute Brazilian old man marries a nineteen-year-old girl. Because he can’t give her any children, he moves to the interior to make money, so she will at least have a good life. When he returns, he is told she has a three-year-old daughter. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sluizer
CAST:  Jofre Soares  •  Ana Maria Miranda  •  João Augusto Azevedo  •  Douglas Santos

Crimetime (1996)

The star of a TV crime reenactment show becomes caught up in the mind of the killer he is playing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sluizer
CAST:  Stephen Baldwin  •  Pete Postlethwaite  •  Sadie Frost  •  Geraldine Chaplin

The star of a TV crime reenactment show becomes caught up in the mind of the killer he is playing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sluizer
CAST:  Stephen Baldwin  •  Pete Postlethwaite  •  Sadie Frost  •  Geraldine Chaplin

The Commissioner (1998)

John Hurt stars as a scandal-hit member of parliament, dispatched to the political backwaters of the European Commission in Brussels as penance for his failures. However, once there he stumbles upon a chemical weapons outrage that points to a sinister ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sluizer
CAST:  John Hurt  •  Rosana Pastor  •  Alice Krige  •  Armin Mueller-Stahl

John Hurt stars as a scandal-hit member of parliament, dispatched to the political backwaters of the European Commission in Brussels as penance for his failures. However, once there he stumbles upon a chemical weapons outrage that points to a sinister ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sluizer
CAST:  John Hurt  •  Rosana Pastor  •  Alice Krige  •  Armin Mueller-Stahl

Twice a Woman (1979)

When a divorced museum director takes a young girl as a lover things quickly become more complicated when her ex-husband also engages in a relationship with the girl.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sluizer
CAST:  Bibi Andersson  •  Anthony Perkins  •  Kitty Courbois  •  Sandra Dumas

When a divorced museum director takes a young girl as a lover things quickly become more complicated when her ex-husband also engages in a relationship with the girl.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sluizer
CAST:  Bibi Andersson  •  Anthony Perkins  •  Kitty Courbois  •  Sandra Dumas

The Stone Raft (2002)

An inexplicable crack in the Pyrenees Mountains provokes excitement and scientific curiosity. As the geological fracture deepens and widens, the European community begins to disassociate itself from the calamity, and panic ensues among tourists and residents ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sluizer
CAST:  Federico Luppi  •  Icíar Bollaín  •  Gabino Diego  •  Ana Padrão

An inexplicable crack in the Pyrenees Mountains provokes excitement and scientific curiosity. As the geological fracture deepens and widens, the European community begins to disassociate itself from the calamity, and panic ensues among tourists and residents ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sluizer
CAST:  Federico Luppi  •  Icíar Bollaín  •  Gabino Diego  •  Ana Padrão

Dying to Go Home (1996)

A Portuguese imigrant in Holland dies in an accident and is buried in Amsterdam. But his soul will not rest in peace until his body is carried back to Portugal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sluizer  •  Carlos da Silva
CAST:  Diogo Infante  •  Maria d'Aires  •  Huub Stapel  •  Jack Wouterse

A Portuguese imigrant in Holland dies in an accident and is buried in Amsterdam. But his soul will not rest in peace until his body is carried back to Portugal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sluizer  •  Carlos da Silva
CAST:  Diogo Infante  •  Maria d'Aires  •  Huub Stapel  •  Jack Wouterse

Homeland (2010)

After a near-death experience due to an aneurisma, director George Sluizer felt he had to go on filming and started research for a project he had in mind for a long time. It became the documentary HOMELAND, the fourth of a series about two Palestinian families he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sluizer
CAST:  George Sluizer

After a near-death experience due to an aneurisma, director George Sluizer felt he had to go on filming and started research for a project he had in mind for a long time. It became the documentary HOMELAND, the fourth of a series about two Palestinian families he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sluizer
CAST:  George Sluizer

Hold Back the Sea (1961)

Holland is threatened from all sides by water. The film tells about the creation of Holland millions of years ago, the history and methods of land reclamation in the last five centuries. The film sets the everlasting struggle of its inhabitants against the sea in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sluizer
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Holland is threatened from all sides by water. The film tells about the creation of Holland millions of years ago, the history and methods of land reclamation in the last five centuries. The film sets the everlasting struggle of its inhabitants against the sea in ...  (more)

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Clair-Obscur (1963)

The polder, main feature of the Dutch landscape, has a disconcerting effect on the traveller who comes across it. In the film a young man begins to explore this world and finds himself steeped in silence and in the vastness of space. He has a feeling of serenity ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sluizer
CAST:  Jules Royaards

The polder, main feature of the Dutch landscape, has a disconcerting effect on the traveller who comes across it. In the film a young man begins to explore this world and finds himself steeped in silence and in the vastness of space. He has a feeling of serenity ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sluizer
CAST:  Jules Royaards

Sweetwater Junction (1980)

Texas is the homeland of the Western diamondback rattlesnake, a plague to cattle, oilpipe engineers and everyone not on the alert. At Sweetwater’s annual Rattlesnake Round-Up - the largest in the world – only live snakes are brought in, to extract the venom needed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sluizer
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Texas is the homeland of the Western diamondback rattlesnake, a plague to cattle, oilpipe engineers and everyone not on the alert. At Sweetwater’s annual Rattlesnake Round-Up - the largest in the world – only live snakes are brought in, to extract the venom needed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sluizer
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Adios Beirut (1983)

In 1974, George Sluizer and Fred van Kuijk made Land of the Fathers, a film about two Palestinian families and the new diaspora of Palestinians: a Muslim family from the refugee camp and a catholic family living in a downtown apartment. In 1948, the year the State ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sluizer
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In 1974, George Sluizer and Fred van Kuijk made Land of the Fathers, a film about two Palestinian families and the new diaspora of Palestinians: a Muslim family from the refugee camp and a catholic family living in a downtown apartment. In 1948, the year the State ...  (more)

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Red Desert Penitentiary (1985)

Hollywood movie making types are spoofed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sluizer
CAST:  James Michael Taylor  •  William Rose  •  Jim Wortham  •  Carolee

Hollywood movie making types are spoofed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sluizer
CAST:  James Michael Taylor  •  William Rose  •  Jim Wortham  •  Carolee

The Lonely Dorymen (1968)

For more than four centuries, young Portuguese fishermen have followed their fathers to the Grand Banks of Newfoundland and in recent years to Greenland’s banks to fish the cold waters for cod. Intrepid men, set off for the Banks on schooners under full sail, then ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sluizer
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For more than four centuries, young Portuguese fishermen have followed their fathers to the Grand Banks of Newfoundland and in recent years to Greenland’s banks to fish the cold waters for cod. Intrepid men, set off for the Banks on schooners under full sail, then ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sluizer
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The Raft (1970)

An intimate account of a thousand kilometer journey on a river in the Northeast of Brazil on a self-made raft carrying a small household including two children. The raft is the means of transport since time immemorial and the journey to the town of Teresina lasts ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sluizer
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An intimate account of a thousand kilometer journey on a river in the Northeast of Brazil on a self-made raft carrying a small household including two children. The raft is the means of transport since time immemorial and the journey to the town of Teresina lasts ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sluizer
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Stamping Ground (1971)

Documentary of a 1970 rock concert held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sluizer  •  Hansjürgen Pohland
CAST:  Marty Balin  •  Marc Bolan  •  Dr. John  •  David Gilmour

Documentary of a 1970 rock concert held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sluizer  •  Hansjürgen Pohland
CAST:  Marty Balin  •  Marc Bolan  •  Dr. John  •  David Gilmour

Letters (1973)

A little village. Between the loam huts, a new construction: the school. In the classroom, adults make a first attempt at writing. At home,the children help their illiterate parents with their schoolwork. A woman :“Why I am at school? I don’t need to read or write ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sluizer
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A little village. Between the loam huts, a new construction: the school. In the classroom, adults make a first attempt at writing. At home,the children help their illiterate parents with their schoolwork. A woman :“Why I am at school? I don’t need to read or write ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sluizer
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