Broken Law – another disappointment!
Now on Netflix. I gave it a whirl last night but found it dull, dull, dull and with no likeable characters didn’t care what the ending would be. As it happened, the ending, like the rest of the movie was something of a damp squib.
Poor attention to detail – especially in relation to the Gardai – made for yet another poor viewing experience. If I was awarding it points out of ten it would get a two and that’s only because it was made in Dublin.
“Quirke” new Irish Crime drama starts on RTE.1. Sunday 16th February, 2014
Fans of Gabriel Byrne, of which I am one, have been looking foward to this for sometime. Be there or be square – Sunday, RTE .1. at 9.30pm.
The DVD release is promised for April.
“Quirke” (2013) (270 mins) Three part BBC/RTE TV mini-series.
Gabriel Byrne, Michael Gambon, Geraldine Somerville, Nick Dunning, Aisling Franciosi, Brian Gleeson, Lee Ingleby, Colin Morgan, Charlie Murphy, Sara Stewart and Stanley Townsend.
Co-production between Element Pictures and Tyrone Productions.
Filmed in Dublin.
Quirke (Gabriel Byrne) is the chief pathologist in the Dublin city morgue – a charismatic loner whose job takes him into fascinating places as he investigates sudden death in 1950s Dublin. His pleasures in life are raw and deep, a drink, a smoke, good food, a woman. One woman in particular – his adoptive brother’s wife Sarah – and the forbidden love that has shaped and dominated Quirke’s life. Adapted from the novels by John Banville writing as Benjamin Black, the three feature length films – Christine Falls, The Silver Swan and Elegy for April – reveal the tangled truth about Quirke’s living family, even as he uncovers the secrets of the Dublin dead.
DVD due for release April 2014.