#376 2018-01-25 23:38:11
The Nile Hilton Incident
The Nile Hilton Incident won five awards this week at the Swedish Academy Awards, including Best Picture. The film is an exotic ride, and it will take you into a completely foreign word for a couple of hours. I found it to be fascinating.
"A political thriller based on a true story. Weeks before the 2011 Egyptian revolution, Noredin (Fares Fares), a police officer in Cairo's corrupt system, investigates the murder of a famous club singer at the Nile Hilton Hotel. What initially seems to be a crime of passion turns into something that concerns the very power elite of Egypt. Upon realizing this, Noredin decides to break the rules in order to obtain justice, colliding not only with the system but also with himself." (synopsis pinched from Rotten Tomatoes)
PS - Send me a PM if you want help finding a free copy of this.
Last edited by Smudge (2018-01-25 23:39:08)
#377 2018-01-26 09:04:48
#378 2018-02-17 14:50:08
Gomorrah is a thrilling, highly rated, edge of your seat crime series from Italy, and it's loosely based on real events. The IMDB rating (currently 8.7) puts it in rarefied company with the likes of Breaking Bad and The Wire. Be warned; THIS IS A VERY VIOLENT TV SERIES -- give it a pass if you have trouble with that sort of thing.
The production values for all aspects of the show are the best; this is an extremely well done drama.
...Gomorrah is a 2014 Italian television crime drama series. It is based on the book Gomorrah by Roberto Saviano and the film Gomorrah directed by Matteo Garrone. It is set in the suburbs of Naples, focusing on organized crime and the relationships of gangsters, drug dealers, and ordinary people. Gomorrah depicts street-level crime and its hierarchical organization from the pavement up to the office chair, and giving an audience a story about external and internal power struggles between criminals and delinquents.
(Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gomorrah_(TV_series))
I found the episodes I watched using P2P sharing, but I also recently found the series (all three seasons) in an open directory, which is what prompted this post. Send me a PM if you would like the address.