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The Postcard Killings (2020)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 13 March 2020 (USA)
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A New York detective investigates the death of his daughter who was murdered while on her honeymoon in London; he recruits the help of a Scandinavian journalist when other couples throughout Europe suffer a similar fate.

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Danis Tanovic

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Tove Alsterdal, Ellen Furman (as 'Ellen Brown Furman') | 5 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeffrey Dean Morgan ... Jacob Kanon
Famke Janssen ... Valerie Kanon
Cush Jumbo ... Dessie Lombard
Joachim Król ... Inspector Bublitz
Steven Mackintosh ... Rupert Pearce
Naomi Battrick ... Sylvia
Ruairi O'Connor ... Mac
Eva Röse ... DS Agneta Hoglund
Lukas Loughran ... Detective Evert Ridderwall
Denis O'Hare ... Simon Haysmith
Dylan Devonald Smith Dylan Devonald Smith ... Pieter
Sallie Harmsen ... Nienke
Pål Espen Kilstad ... The driver
Orla O'Rourke ... Nancy
Christopher Pizzey ... Charles Hardwick
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New York detective Jacob Kanon has a daughter. A beautiful, talented daughter who is brutally murdered as she honeymoons in blissful ignorance. Soon after, the strangest of postcards arrives on the desk of Swedish art critic Dessie Larsson... Across Europe, couples are being ruthlessly butchered in deliberate acts of violence with no end in sight. The only clues, are picture postcards sent to seemingly random journalists by a narcissistic killer, heralding the next horrific crime. Seen from the joint perspective of both the hunted and the hunters, THE POSTCARD KILLINGS digs deep into the most frightening aspects of the human psyche, drawing Jacob and Dessie into a nightmare from which there might be no escape. As the narrative explodes with operatic ferocity, our protagonists find themselves with an impossible choice to make. Written by Anonymous

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Dakota Fanning was originally cast as Dessie Larson but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. See more »

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At 37.25 min Kanon is riding a tramp in Stockholm, and it is not i route (Ej i trafik in Swedish). See more »

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Jacob Kanon: I want to know what was on the postcard.
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Not quite a movie. More like an unaired pilot for CSI:Europe
21 March 2020 | by OtkonSee all my reviews

Just so much of it didn't gel. Morgan's acting for one. There are some unbelievably hammy scenes. Did he not learn to summon an authentic sense memory to trigger a convincing cry?

As a whole, the movie also could have been more cinematic. The scale seems small for being set in half-a-dozen countries. And that doesn't so the adaptation justice.

A lot of this comes across as a decent episode of a procedural show. That is the overall feel. The execution could have been so much better since the source material and story appear to have some interesting elements.


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