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The Dovekeepers 

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Based in Alice Hoffman's historical novel about the Siege of Masada, the miniseries focuses on four extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada.
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Series cast summary:
Maia Laura Attard Maia Laura Attard ...  Young Yael 2 episodes, 2015
André Agius André Agius ...  Adir 2 episodes, 2015
Jonas Armstrong ...  Yoav 2 episodes, 2015
Diego Boneta ...  Amram 2 episodes, 2015
Rachel Brosnahan ...  Yael 2 episodes, 2015
Manuel Cauchi ...  Joseph Bar Elhanan 2 episodes, 2015
Andrei Claude ...  Sa'Adollos 2 episodes, 2015
Cote de Pablo ...  Shirah 2 episodes, 2015
Mido Hamada ...  Eleazar Ben Ya'ir 2 episodes, 2015
Sam Hazeldine ...  Flavius 2 episodes, 2015
Andrew Hillsden ...  Roman soldier 2 episodes, 2015
Diarmaid Murtagh ...  The Slave / ... 2 episodes, 2015
Sam Neill ...  Josephus 2 episodes, 2015
Fiona O'Shaughnessy Fiona O'Shaughnessy ...  Offered Channa (2015) 2 episodes, 2015
Jovan Pisani Jovan Pisani ...  Amrams' Double 2 episodes, 2015
Kathryn Prescott ...  Aziza 2 episodes, 2015
Zébulon Simoneau Zébulon Simoneau ...  Uri 2 episodes, 2015
Kenneth Spiteri ...  Claudius 2 episodes, 2015
Raicho Vasilev Raicho Vasilev ...  Ben's friend 2 episodes, 2015
Aimée Vassallo Aimée Vassallo ...  Young Aziza 2 episodes, 2015


Based in Alice Hoffman's historical novel about the Siege of Masada, the miniseries focuses on four extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada.

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Drama | History | Romance








Release Date:

31 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Dovekeepers See more »

Filming Locations:

Fort Ricasoli, Kalkara, Malta

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LightWorkers Media See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Pretty picture but zzzzzzzzz
8 April 2015 | by IOBdennisSee all my reviews

I too am part of the large group who think this made-for-TV movie is a disaster. I lasted longer than most, however. I actually watched all but the last hour of Part 2. Eventually, I couldn't take more of the same thing. It was beautifully filmed, but the acting was so wooden, the story so dull. What was with Cote de Pablo? Was her expression painted on? And I think it is Mido Hamada who has one of the most forced smiles I have ever seen. Showin' off new choppers, Mido? Finally, Sam Neill was so disappointing in this role. But the character is such a boring one to begin with. I shouldn't fault the actor with simply delivering what was given. I found the way the story was presented to be thoroughly confusing. I couldn't get interested in the characters, and the minute I started to "get" one of them, the plot switched to another character, and I was out in the dark once again. Now, don't get me wrong. I like an "adult" drama, maybe even verging on soap opera, but this one is a prime example of poorly written, acted, and directed schlock. At the start of the last "love in the cistern" scene, I actually broke out laughing. And in one of them, the continuity was so bad, I grimaced: the actors kept flipping from left to right side of each other with absolutely no transition or movement whatsoever. Was this supposed to be some artsy filming? Because it looked kind of deliberate, or I should say, blatant. Didn't work for me. What was the point?

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