Tuesday, September 1, 2020

1ST PHOTOS FROM EUROPE'S NEW PERIOD SET MOVIES: FRENCH HOME FRONT WITH GERARD DEPARDIEU & ESTONIAN MEDIAEVAL THRILLER MELCHIOR THE APOTHECARY

     'HOME FRONT' 
 STARRING GERARD DEPARDIEU
Home Front will arrive to French cinemas in November
As Tinseltown is still deep in its slumber, we continue charting the international waters here at the spy's headquarters this time with first photos from two new European period set movies. French drama HOME FRONT, based on the novel Des Hommes by Laurent Mauvignier, was a part of Cannes Film Festival's official selection. Starring Gerard Depardieu, it will arrive into French and Belgian cinemas this November. Check out the trailer below:
What's The Story?    
In 1960 they were called up to fight in the Algerian War. Two years later, Bernard, Rabut, Février and others came back to France. They kept quiet,
The film was presented at Cannes Film Festival
living in silence. But 40 years later, it takes almost nothing — a birthday party, or a gift held in one’s pocket — for the past to overwhelm those who have
Yoann Zimmer also stars in the French war drama
denied it for so long. In a village where everyone knows everyone, four veterans of the Algerian War are haunted by their past. Lucas Belvaux both wrote and directed the film.



     'MELCHIOR THE APOTHECARY'
MEDIAEVAL ESTONIA MYSTERIES
I think we had an Estonian or Latvian movie presented here only once before, but now they are preparing something new together with Germany. Currently shooting over in Tallinn is MELCHIOR THE APOTHECARY
The film is an Estonian, Latvian and German coproduction
mediaeval crime movie, envisioned as a movie trilogy, based on Indrek Hargla's seven popular historical crime novels. Märten Metsaviir stars as clever Apothecary Melchior, who, beside curing the ill also solves mysteries
The books on which the film is based have been translated around Europe
and now needs to discover the secrets behind a wave of murders set in mediaeval Tallinn. In the first movie, Melchior is set with the task of solving the murder of a famous knight of the order. During the investigation, he finds out that the victim was going after a mysterious prisoner in Tallinn, whose
The film is being directed by Elmo Nuganen
traces lead back to the local Dominican monastery. In a medieval world where people look for signs of God or the Devil in everything, Melchior’s detective work appears to be truly magical – it’s even believed that he can speak with the dead. Melchior’s actual “secret weapon” is his knack for noticing traitorous
The film is planned as the first part of the whole trilogy of movies
details and his ability to understand the darkest desires of the human soul. He knows, better than anyone else, that sin is always waiting at the door and temptation can poison even the most noble of intentions. The movie is planned to arrive into cinemas sometime in the Autumn next year.

8 comments:

  1. Tinseltown should stay slumbering for quite some time. It’s about time we give foreign film the spotlight for a change. They tend to produce much better film than what Hollywood crams down our throats.

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    1. I gave up on Hollywood long time ago, these days I mostly watch Brits and international productions, both shows and films. I just finished The English Game series from Netflix last night, will start All Creatures Great and Small next week. The only American series I currently watch is Peacock's Brave New World and it ain't much either

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  2. Hi Dezzy,

    This looks like it might be interesting! Mystery in a medieval world. I am so tired of the watching the same old stuff.

    Enjoy fall Dez!

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    1. These days I only watch period set series and movies or sf, I'm a great escapist, I am.
      What I wish from Autumn is work, work, work!

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  3. The film from Cannes might be interesting!

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  4. These both look like a good watch. I'm a firm believer that the past will always come back to you. I'm reading a book right now that a man's twin passed away. He saw the death and didn't think it would haunt him. When he least expected it, the vision took over all his thoughts and even his dreams.

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