TO LEAD MAGPIE MURDERS
One of the first original series for British streamer BritBox, a small screen adaptation of Anthony Horowitz' novel MAGPIE MURDERS will be
toplined by Lesley Manville. The six part series which will also air on PBS in America, will see her portray Susan Ryeland, an editor who is given an unfinished manuscript of author Alan Conway’s latest novel but has little idea it will change her life. It is a crime story about an ingenious novel within a novel, a mystery within a mystery. The best selling novel also won a number of book awards. Lesley Manville is also expected to be seen in MRS HARRIS GOES TO PARIS movie, a new adaptation of Paul Gallico's much loved novel about a cleaning lady in 1950s London who falls in love with an haute couture dress by Christian Dior and decides to gamble everything for the sake of this folly. Jason Isaacs, Lambert Wilson, Isabelle Hupert also star.
|Lesley Manville will lead the new series|
THE GREATEST CRIME
WAR EPIC FROM NORWAY
And after news from Denmark yesterday, we are now moving to Norway where Christmas saw the release of their massive war epic THE GREATEST CRIME (Den største forbrytelsen). Our fave Nordic star Jakob Oftebro leads the cast. November 26, 1942. By order of the German occupation forces,
a large scale police operation is launched throughout the country. In Oslo, more than 300 police officers, the shepherd and NS members have been called in to assist. Over 100 taxis have been requisitioned for the assignment. Jewish women, men, children and the elderly will be arrested and deported on the same day. A month earlier, the police in Oslo had arrested almost all Jewish men over the age of 15 and gathered them at the Berg internment camp outside Tønsberg. Early in the morning on November 26, they are woken up and driven away by train in cattle carts. The destination is the quay in Oslo. Jews from all over Norway have been brought and
transported here. At exit 1, the German cargo ship Danube is ready to receive the human cargo. In brief glimpses, husbands and wives, fathers and children, grandfathers and grandchildren, are brutally torn apart again. Terrified and unaware of their fate, they are forced under deck on the large cargo ship. The Danube leaves Oslo with a total of 529 Norwegian Jews on board. The final destination is the Auschwitz extermination camp. This is a magnificent and dramatic film based on real events that stretch from the 1930s to the days of peace in 1945. The story of the Braude family is at the center of the action in the film. An ordinary Norwegian working class family who until these fateful days had lived their lives in safety on Grünerløkka. There they lived with their dreams for life and ambitions for the future, but had their destiny sealed by the fact that they were Jews.
|The movie premiered this Christmas in Norway|
|Eirik Svensson directed the war epic|