PANTHERS (2015 – )


Creator: Jack Thorne

Cast: Samantha Morton, Tahar Rahim, John Hurt

It is a  story inspired by the notorious Balkan jewel thieves the Pink Panthers Independent claims specialist Naomi (Samantha Morton) is given the job by her boss, Tom (John Hurt), of recovering stolen diamonds no matter the cost. Suddenly the investigation is taking us all over Europe.

Here is a terrific series noir. The Panthers of the title were a real gang of thieves from the former Yugoslavia.They acquired their nickname because they specialized in stealing jewels and, in one  case, hid a diamond in a jar of cold cream, copying a scene from The Return of the Pink Panther. Panthers opens with a diamond robbery in Marseilles.  It’s efficient, brutal and precise. The gunmen don’t even bother to cover their faces, and they deter the police response with war tactics.But something goes wrong during their escape, and a bystander is killed, triggering a series  of events. An English woman, Naomi Franckom (Samantha Morton) is an insurance investigator for a firm in London that will have to pay 15 million euros if she does not recover the diamond. Here where is it getting interesting there is flash back from her life even the other characters so you know where they come from and how they meet. The series was shot on location in London, France, Belgrade and Montenegro. English, Croatian, Serbian is spoken. What I like about it takes you all over Europe so you get to see the devastating landscape or even beautiful one.  You will be hooked the first episode. Only 6 episodes in this one.




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