Friday, January 22, 2021

LESLEY MANVILLE TO LEAD BRITBOX MYSTERY TV SERIES MAGPIE MURDERS! NORDIC WW2 DRAMA THE GREATEST CRIME TRAILER WITH JAKOB OFTEBRO!

  LESLEY MANVILLE  
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
Lesley Manville will lead the new series
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.

  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,
The movie premiered this Christmas in Norway
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
Eirik Svensson directed the war epic
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.

11 comments:

  1. That Forbrytelsen story sounds hella scary. So, nope. I won't be tunin' in. 😏

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    1. Imagine how scary it was for them.

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    2. But I really don't want to! 😏 Oh wait, I already did... yesterday. 🤷‍♂️ Sucks.

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  2. Of all the tortures and horrific acts, the ones that always get me the most is how families were physical torn apart unexpectedly to never be seen again.

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    1. We had whole villages and towns torn apart never to be rebuilt again because there was noone left to do it. After WW1 so many villages were left without any men, even boys, that women did not have anyone to make new babies with, so the whole female villages would sleep with some old grandpa who was the only one to survive in order to continue their race.

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  3. I really enjoy British crime series...love their accent too.

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  4. It doesn't matter how many stories we hear from then, the horrors of what those people went through will never be easy to hear about. But again, it's so important that these stories are shared time and time again.

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    1. More important now than ever before as the youth has been raised without the burden of war and forgot what it means.

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