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George Sluizer dies at 82; directed River Phoenix's last movie
George Sluizer dies at 82; directed River Phoenix's last movie

George Sluizer, 82, the Dutch filmmaker who directed River Phoenix's last movie, "Dark Blood," died Saturday "after a long illness," according to organizers of the Netherlands Film Festival and the Berlin International Film Festival. The specific cause was not given. Sluizer (pronounced SLY-zer) suffered from arterial disease and narrowly survived a tear in his aorta in 2007 — one of the reasons he decided to resume editing "Dark Blood." In a career that spanned five decades, Sluizer's most celebrated work was the 1988 thriller "Spoorloos," or "The Vanishing," about a man's quest to find out what happened to his...

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