Spain is another country that can hardly be called a key cinematography for the world culture. Of course they have Pedro Almodóvar, but apart from him Spanish movies very rarely are praised abroad. But just like in case of Sweden, Japan or South Korea the Spanish filmmakers found their niche - the mystery movies.
The Fall, despite being yet another British crime mini-series, has few elements that make it quite unique production. First of all the star is American actress Gillian Anderson (who spent some of her childhood in UK), another thing is that 2 minutes into first episode we see who the killer is, not to mention that the whole investigation takes places not in London, Manchester or Cambridge - the events take place in Belfast. Another interesting bit is format - instead of 2 or 4 episodes the plot is stretched to 12 episodes.
Night long-distance trains have unique atmosphere - the dark world passes by behind the windows, people from different ways of life share a night in confined compartments thinking about what will another day bring. But this particular night train is different - the passengers do not think about the future, they try to run away from their past.
Scandinavian authors became famous near the end of 20th century for creating series of crime dramas and detective stories that shoved something new and unique in those themes - atmosphere that was not present in productions from any other parts of the world.
Black Death wiped out about half of population in medieval Europe and at the same time make the survivors immune to the look of dead bodies laying around the streets. One of such bodies, a young boy found in the woods, caused a lot of tension in small town somewhere in England, but to reveal the story it took a troupe of actors that accidentally arrived to the town.
British famed horror writer Clive Barker, experienced Japanese horror director Ryuhei Kitamura and Vinny Jones as sinister man travelling in New York City subway system - seems like a perfect setting for a perfect horror, right? Unfortunately the production was actually American and the whole project went down the drain due to bizarre production choices.
British historian Fluke Kelso takes part in international conference in Moscow, where he openly cites the truth about Joseph Stalin and how he caused death of many Soviet citizens during his reign during the World War 2 and especially after the war when he began the terror. Organization Aurora protests during and after Kelso’s lecture, but old man, Papu Rapava, is different. He criticizes Kelso, but also hints he wants to share a truth with him.
Not often in history of television there are great and original ideas for shows, especially when it comes to crime series or mystery series. There are classics like Columbo, Twin Peaks or CSI, but apart from that rest of the shows are very, very predictible. And I don’t mean the details.
Memory loss is quite common motif in mystery movies - what could be the bigger mystery than not remembering who you are, not recognizing the people around and lose your whole identity. Canadian Radius took that common element as starting point, but what happened next is definitely original and unique.
The San Sebastian Festival in San Juan, Puerto Rico is colourful, full of life and enjoyment. But this time not for all people - in one of the offices in police station two people are not in the mood for dancing and drinking. One of them is dressed in very formal suit, because he is about to give a speech on charity dinner for the most influential people on the island. The other is wearing normal clothes for police detective, because it is just routine interview with witness.
Mystery Blog - what can be better than a great mystery? The great mysteries that can't be solved are keeping alive in the minds of people - Jack the Ripper, Black Dahlia, Rosewell incident - who hasn't heard of them or even took time to find the missing pieces? Often it's not important to find the solution to mystery, it's the mystery itself is important, because it leaves all the options possible.
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