The Prisoner (2009)

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An update to the cult favorite series from the 1960s about a government agent who is kidnapped and sent to a remote island known as "the Village".

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Series cast summary:
 2 / ... (6 episodes, 2009)
 6 / ... (6 episodes, 2009)
 Lucy / ... (6 episodes, 2009)
 313 / ... (6 episodes, 2009)
 147 / ... (6 episodes, 2009)
 M2 (6 episodes, 2009)
 11-12 (6 episodes, 2009)
Renate Stuurman ...
 21-16 (3 episodes, 2009)
 Surveillance Target / ... (3 episodes, 2009)
 1891 / ... (2 episodes, 2009)
Hanlé Barnard ...
 23-90 (2 episodes, 2009)
David Butler ...
 Shopkeeper / ... (2 episodes, 2009)
Leila Henriques ...
 Curtis' PA / ... (2 episodes, 2009)
Isabella Calthorpe ...
 765 - Wonkers (2 episodes, 2009)
Wolfgang Weissenstein ...
 Butler (2 episodes, 2009)
Savannah Charon Esau ...
 832 (2 episodes, 2009)
 23-30 - Wonkers (2 episodes, 2009)
Jessica Haines ...
 554 / ... (2 episodes, 2009)


A New Yorker awakens to find himself in a place called The Village run by a man known as Two. As everyone in The Village is referred to only by a number, everyone in The Village refers to him as Six - despite he himself knowing that he has another name - and seems to know who he is. He is told he lives in The Village and that The Village is the only reality there is. Six's mission becomes to find out where The Village is, who Two is and why he is seemingly keeping him prisoner in The Village (despite Two stating that Six is a free man), and how he can escape to his life back in New York. Six has to learn who among the Villagers he can trust - who include a doctor named 313, a cab driver named 147, and Two's own son named 11-12 - in his quest to escape from The Village. Six also has recurring memories of his life in New York, including an encounter with a woman named Lucy, which may be part of the key to discovering why he's in The Village. Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

15 November 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Prisoner - Der Gefangene  »

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(6 episodes) | (PAL DVD)


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1.78 : 1
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28 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Yes-- I know that true aficionados of the 60's 'Prisoner' will be ALL over the Map with this remake. Frankly, I'm surprised someone's had the temerity (I like that word) to even touch this Television Icon knowing the firestorm of approbation they would be subjected to.

There. . . Those are my big words for the day.

This Prisoner takes a different tack from the Spy/Agent/Paranoia of the original Village. I was only a child when the show originally aired and it was my Father who put the show on. And since there was only one TV in the House. . .well, the rest of us watched by default. As a child, I waited for the only moment that mattered: The White Balloon that howled. The rest of it was adult blah-blah-blah in boring, snowy black & white.

Fast forward over 40 years and now I can taste the Paranoia, the Uncertainty, the Unreality, and the twisty psychology of the Village, Number 6 and the mind-games of Number 2. Ian Mckellan is masterful as #2. Those bright blue eyes in the middle of that toothless grandpa face belie his manipulative evil.

This show is NOT a replay of the Old version. The Cold War is history. The Iron Curtain is a rusted heap stretched across Europe. The Bugaboo Bad Guys have to be more sinister and complex that the old Spy vs Spy games. And I think this show is doing a good job of leading the viewer through a twisted hall of mirrors where it is up the viewer to figure which way is OUT or Circling Back Inward. You have to THINK your way through these episodes-- and it looks like the series ending may render up an interesting revelation. And of course, there's the Howling White Sphere. . .and it's way Cooler than its old Mid-60's predecessor and even more mysterious.

Like I said at the beginning: You have to THINK about this show. The play on Words, Metaphor and Reality is intentionally confusing. So keep your Cellphone off and give it a chance. And Watch your GirlFriend's face.

If she takes out her cellphone or starts browsing Facebook during this show-- She fails! Boot her out! It was not really meant to be. . .because all you have is just hormonal chemistreee. . .

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