Jeanne (Emmanuelle Beart) and Paul (Rufus Sewell) are a wealthy couple who were in Thailand helping to establish an orphanage when the 2004 tsunami leveled the island. Jeanne and Paul had a young son who disappeared in the storm, and since his body has never been found, Jeanne holds out hope that he might still be alive, a hope that becomes a desperate concern when she sees a video of children being held by kidnappers in Burma which shows a child who looks like her boy. Eager to find out the truth, Paul pays a hefty fee to local outlaw Mr. Gao to escort him and Jeanne into a forbidden zone known only to Thailand's criminal underclass. The first English language project from Fabrice du Welz, VINYAN was an official selection at the 2008 Venice Film Festival. (

Director's Filmography (Selection)
Inexorable (2021; CE'22) - Adoration (2019; CE'22) - Message from the King (2016) - Alléluia (Alleluia, 2014; CE'22) - Colt 45 (2014) - Vinyan (2008) - Calvaire (The Ordeal, 2004; CE'22) - Quand on est amoureux, c'est merveilleux (A Wonderful Love, 1999, short) - Folles aventures de Thierry Van Hoost (1997, short)
Tribute 2022
Fabrice du Welz
France / Great Britain / Belgium 2008
100 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Fabrice du Welz
Cinematography Benoît Debie
Editing Colin Monie
Sound/Sounddesign Frédéric Meert
Music François-Eudes Chanfrault
With Emmanuelle Béart, Rufus Sewell, Petch Osathanugrah, Ampon Pankratok, Julie Dreyfus
Producer(s) Michael Gentile, Lizzie Francke, Dominique Janne, Arlette Zylberberg
The Film, Film4, Pilchard Productions, K2, One Eyed, RTBF, BeTV
World Sales
Wild Bunch International
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Venice International Film Festival 2008