The Missing

The Missing

A Starz Limited Series

DVD - 2015
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When five year-old Oliver Hughes disappears while on holiday in France, it sets off a nearly decade-long search for his whereabouts.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], ©2015.
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (472 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm.
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda.
laser optical, NTSC, rda.
videodisc
digital, optical, 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital, rda.
DVD video, 4 3/4 in., rda.

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LPL_TriciaK Jun 01, 2018

An average British family takes a holiday in Paris. The car breaks down and plans change, but everyone adapts and makes the best of the situation. Until the worst nightmare a parent can imagine happens - your child who was next to you one minute has now disappeared into thin air. The hope and agony of this life-shattering event are all captured in this mutli-episode BBC production. If you enjoy plot-twisting mysteries and like delving into the emotions and thoughts of those affected by the most devasting type of crime, watch this! And there's more - Season 2 has just been released.

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Bookworm39
Jun 24, 2017

Very real movie. Keeps you on your toes wanting to see what really happened. Sad, that this can happen in real life.

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tenet
Jun 10, 2017

Rated 6/10. This DVD two disc set covers one story over 8 episodes. The problem here is that when you have this kind of TV format to cover a certain time frame, it most likely stretches on for longer than needs be. The suspense becomes watered down, and somewhat boring. The same kind of format was done with series like Broadchurch and The Fall.

To my way of thinking, there are enough real cases of missing children in the news, like Michael Dunahee, who disappeared at age 4, that are never found. Do we really need movies to remind us of this? I would have preferred a definite ending to this series.

There is a series 2 of The Missing (check Wikipedia), but it is a different story with apparently only Baptiste (the retired policeman) playing in it.

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voisjoe1_0
Mar 29, 2017

UK parents in France has their young son go missing so they have to find a retired French detective help find him. This series had a great mix of mysterious plot and great acting. I found it to be one of the best mini-series of the year. The rumor was that there would be a second series. There was, but not in the way most people thought. IMDb indicates that the episodes of the second series are better than the first season. I have just watched the second series, which was very good (and very different from the first series).

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firefly5
Dec 27, 2016

Interesting series. This series moves back and forth between 2006 and 2014 as the parents look for the child that was taken. This sometimes makes it difficult to follow the story. I did like that the mother had short light hair in 2006 and long dark curly hair in 2016 which made it easier to follow. The father was always angry and short tempered. This series was very well done and the actors are fantastic!

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sunshinebunni7
Dec 04, 2016

Could not stop watching this. Even ended up getting up at 2am when I couldn't sleep...to keep watching it. A difficult subject very well handled. James Nesbitt is astounding as an actor and Jean Baptiste really brings a fantastic dynamic to the story. Looking forward to FVRL getting Series 2 & 3

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iluvvlibraries
Nov 16, 2016

Excellent! Well done. But is there a 2nd one?

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jimg2000
May 11, 2015

Another of my earlier comment disappeared dated
Apr 23, 2015. May be a waste of effort:
A missing boy crime drama stretched out to 472 minutes long. The ambiance and actors were very good but the on and on details on peripheral character studies often got me reaching for the fast forward button ... There are raving reviews mostly as from Rotten Tomatoes and IMDb, except the one in the Summary. Do not go there and click on the link until you are done with the film.

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jimg2000
May 11, 2015

Spoiler Alert SPOILER ALERT:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/tv-and-radio-reviews/11297283/The-Missing-Review-Episode-8-Finale-James-Nesbitt.html

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