For fans of the Edgar Wallace and Agatha Christie movies of the sixties
I remember that I have seen this mini-series on an autumn night because there was nothing else on the television. They showed the whole three parts of this mini-series in one single movie. I didn't expect much from this film and I began really slow paced like most of the traditional thrillers of the seventies but the more the movie advanced, the more interesting, disturbing and intense it became. I remember that there were many interesting twists in the movie. The best thing about this movie, when we watch it nowadays and not in the time of the sixties when this mini-series has been a real big blockbuster in Western Germany, is the creepy atmosphere created by the black and white shooting that gives this movie an original charm.
If you like the legendary German Edgar Wallace movies of the sixties and the British Agatha Christie movies that came out in the same decade, you will surely like "Melissa" too. This movie is nothing mind blowing or shocking any more nowadays, but at least an interesting piece of history and culture and a very charming, atmospheric and entertaining long movie.
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