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Eerie beauty in a dark psychological thriller x2
on May 18, 2013
Disturbing scenes force you to look away. HD graphic thriller. Gruesome, sinister, dark side and secret side of harsh living.
CI Falcon is a Seville, Spain, homicide dept head with inner turmoil, intriguing past; a drinker, drug user detective. His wife (Emilia Fox- `Silent Witness') left him because he had no heart, only a job. Yet a stunningly beautiful murder suspect (Hayley Atwell- `Pillars of the Earth') attracts him to bed. A boat-load of other UK acting stars find land in Spanish Seville. Ignore the complaint of UK accents in a Spanish locale and enjoy the terror, violence, and suspense. Two episodes connect through plot, crimes, & character study.
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THE BLIND MAN OF SEVILLE
Falcon investigates a scene of forced film viewing & torture. A photo of his artist dad is among the murdered man's stuff. Why? The show is an in-depth character study, more like literature, but then these stories do originate from Robert Wilson novels. Murders for revenge of 3 men's sins. Falcon's father's art dealer (Bernard Hill- "Titanic" captain) knows secrets. If you can stomach the graphic images, violence, nudity and language, it continues in a second feature-length thriller with new murders, and some of the same old personal baggage for some. More regular than guest stars: Kerry Fox (Cloudstreet) & Charlie Creed-Miles.
THE SILENT AND THE DAMNED
Action picks up months later, after Falcon's forced hiatus. But soon he's moved form an apparent suicide to a vagrant death by Chief Commissioner Lobo (Henry Goodman- `Notting Hill'). A 40-yr-cop (Kenneth Cranham) soon to retire pals with Falcon on his return to the office. Falcon finds a connection between 2 murders and a cover-up. Corruption again gets deeply personal. Also has guest stars: Robert Lindsay (H. Hornblower); Martin McCann (Titanic: blood and Steel); & Bill Paterson (Little Dorrit; Wives & Daughters).
This may be considered a 5-star production for those who thrive on the dark side of thrillers.