Paul and Jeanne are heart torn parents after their only child was stripped from their lives in the devastating south asian tsunami. While at a fundraiser for destitute Thainese families, Jeanne notices a child with striking resemblances to her own in a video of a ravaged villaged. Pushing unlikelihood aside the two follow distrustworthy guides into Burma, where the video was shot and where their prayers will be realized or their nightmares materialized.
Fabrice Du Welz's follow up to Calvaire, Vinyan, does not stray far from the successful formula. Vinyan is as damp and nasty, as unique and ripped-off, and as intensely laborious and painful to watch as Calvaire, with nods this time around going to Apocalypse Now and Lord of the Flies. Such deliveries won't fly with all, but for those in acceptance will be treated to an incredible odyssey of emotion and pain, climaxing with horror and awe....and possibly a tribe of kids rubbing mud all over Emmanuelle Béart's naked body (hey...I'm just sayin').
Although Vinyan won't please everybody, I suggest you try it once. Puff puff pass my friends!