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A tale of love and revenge … and stamps
“Elaborately designed fantasy fun” —The Observer (U.K.)
Moist von Lipwig (Richard Coyle, Lorna Doone) is a con man and a charlatan—and he loves every minute of it. From confidence tricks to far-reaching financial fraud, von Lipwig revels in hoodwinking, fleecing, and otherwise ripping off the citizens of Ankh-Morpork. When the law finally catches up to him, the city’s shrewd leader, Lord Vetinari (Charles Dance, Game of Thrones), offers von Lipwig a choice: he can take over the derelict post office . . . or suffer a painful death.
The reluctant postmaster finds himself in charge of thousands of undelivered letters, commanding a charmingly deranged staff of misfits, and at odds with corrupt businessman Reacher Gilt (David Suchet, Agatha Christie’s Poirot), who will stop at nothing to crush his competition. Along the way, he falls under the spell of the icy Adora Dearheart (Claire Foy, Little Dorrit), much to her chagrin. In this delightful adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novel, Moist von Lipwig needs every ounce of his considerable charm and cunning to restore the post office, trounce Gilt, and win Adora’s affections.
Great story about holding on to the aspects that make us human, compassion, handiwork, creativity, in spite of oppositions--technology in the hands of a profit-seeking,... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Diana Budde
Sir Terry Pratchett is an amazing British fantasy writer who holds a mirror up to society that can make you laugh out loud. In this we see a con man get conned. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Ceramicist - Folklorist
It followed the book pretty good. We really enjoyed it. Can't wait for the next movie.Published 1 month ago by Robert Carlisle
Sky TV did a very good adaption of Terry Pratchett's book of the same title. The Moist von Lipweg (sp) series does good stories on major institutions in our current society. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ruth reads alot
The more I think about it the more I liked it. Very well done in all aspects. I don't see it as a poor man's Dr Who, I see it as a much better production and interesting story - A... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Classic
This movie was not very good to me. It was a "poor man's" Dr. Who. Didn't care for it. MarilynPublished 1 month ago by Marilyn F. Mahoney