Prime Suspect 6

Prime Suspect 6

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Director: Tom Hooper

Cast: Helen Mirren, Oleg Menshikov, Ben Miles

     
 

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The murder of an undocumented immigrant worker leads London detective Jane Tennison (Helen Mirren) to Bosnia and back in the sixth installment of the BBC crime drama Prime Suspect. Now a high-ranking official in London's police force and crankily contemplating retirement, Tennison oversees dozens of murder investigations. But she decides to come out from behind…  See more details below

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The murder of an undocumented immigrant worker leads London detective Jane Tennison (Helen Mirren) to Bosnia and back in the sixth installment of the BBC crime drama Prime Suspect. Now a high-ranking official in London's police force and crankily contemplating retirement, Tennison oversees dozens of murder investigations. But she decides to come out from behind her desk when the tortured and broken body of an unidentified woman is discovered in a warehouse. Finding out the victim's identity is hard enough, but the forensic evidence proves the woman was previously tortured years earlier. When the victim is finally identified as Samira Blekic, a Bosnian Muslim, Tennison must uncover the horror Samira suffered a decade earlier in her Balkan homeland -- and race to protect her sister, Jasmina Blekic (Ingeborga Dapkunaite), from Samira's killer. Originally broadcast November 9-10, 2003, Prime Suspect 6 is known as Prime Suspect: The Last Witness in the United Kingdom.

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Brian J. Dillard
After a long hiatus, the BBC's Prime Suspect returns with intriguingly up-to-the-minute subject matter and a fresh subtext: aging. As Helen Mirren's Jane Tennison nears retirement age and spars with younger detectives as well as her superiors, she must trace a pair of murders whose elusive trail leads her back to the Balkan civil war of a decade earlier. The long break after Prime Suspect 5 clearly served Mirren, and the franchise, well. The star turns in some of her most nuanced work on the series to date, while director Tom Hooper locates genuine creepiness in both hospital corridors and the Balkan countryside. Writer Peter Berry tones down the series' long-running propensity for slightly shrill identity politics, teasing out subtler social subtext that's completely embedded in plot and character. By broadening the scope of modern, multicultural Britain to include Bosnian refugees, Prime Suspect 6 widens the series' scope and provides some much-needed novelty. A close cousin of Stephen Frears' Dirty Pretty Things, the series explores the grey market of culturally invisible immigrant workers while also touching on the Islamic anxieties of the 21st century. A strong argument for the wisdom of British TV's willingness to let a series restore its creative juices, Prime Suspect 6 suggests that Mirren and company could provide infrequent but excellent entertainment for years to come.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/07/2010
UPC:
0054961849499
Original Release:
2003
Source:
Acorn Media
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
3:15:00

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Prime Suspect: Series 6
1. Queuing [8:23]
2. Discrimination [9:53]
3. Cleaners [8:31]
4. Dealing With Ghosts [8:34]
5. Lottery Tickets [8:20]
6. Jasmina Blekie [7:07]
7. The Same Men [8:36]
8. Only Unity Saves the Serbs [10:00]
9. She Saw the Devil [10:13]
10. Sharp or Fuzzy? [8:29]
11. Ripping Up the Boards [10:40]
1. She Was Not Safe [8:44]
2. The Other Side [9:01]
3. Protecting a Marriage [6:58]
4. I Killed Her [6:56]
5. The Optometrist's Alibi [7:11]
6. Bosnian Massacre [9:33]
7. Milan's Schoolmate [8:09]
8. Up to Others [5:39]
9. Dragon or Milan? [9:29]
10. A Week's Leave [8:28]
11. River Disco Stabbing [8:29]
12. Against Your Own People [8:59]

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