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The Limehouse Golem (2016)

Not Rated | | Crime, Mystery, Thriller | 8 September 2017 (USA)
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As music-hall star Elizabeth Cree awaits her sentence for the death of her husband John, Inspector Kildare suspects he may have died by the hand of the serial killer responsible for the series of murders that has shaken Victorian London.

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... Dan Leno
... Lizzie Cree
... John Cree
... Aveline Ortega
... George Flood
... John Kildare
... Inspector Roberts
... News Reporter
Daniel Cerqueira ... Evening Post Reporter (as Daniel Cerquiera)
Patrick Durham ... Elderly Man
Louisa-May Parker ... Mrs. Gerrard
... Mr. Gerrard
... Toby Dosett
... Augustus Rowley
... Judge
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As music-hall star Elizabeth Cree awaits her sentence for the death of her husband John, Inspector Kildare suspects he may have died by the hand of the serial killer responsible for the series of murders that has shaken Victorian London.

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Before the Ripper, fear had another name.


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Os Crimes de Limehouse  »

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Though the film is based on a work of fiction, three of the readers in the library, all of them suspects in the golem case, are real people who did at the time live in London: Karl Marx, George Gissing and Dan Leno. See more »

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The great Dan Leno first appeared on stage in 1884 - so he became popular in the late 1880s and 1890s. Karl Marx died in 1883, one year before Dan Leno first took to the stage. There could be no point in time when someone could meet both Karl Marx and a successful, popular Dan Leno. See more »

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Dan Leno: [inspecting Lizzie's hands] What in God's name have they had you doing down in those marshes?
Lizzie Cree: Digging graves. Five years it was before I found out you're supposed to use a shovel.
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I'm Waiting For Him Tonight
Written by Dan Leno
Music by Johan Söderqvist
Performed by Douglas Booth
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Costume slasher movie can't support its ambitions.
3 November 2016 | by See all my reviews

A mash up of Se7en and The Elephant Man, this one is stylish but over long and relentlessly grim.

With a nod to the Jack the Ripper murders this one is set in London's underclass Limehouse, where Inspector under a cloud Nighy arrives to investigate the succession of "Golem" slasher murders. Suspects include comedian Dan Leno and a bushy bearded Karl Marx. Nighy's investigation gets involved with hard working actress wife Olivia Cooke's trial for poisoning her husband.

Alternating between the British Museum and Leno's tacky music hall attention shifts to Cooke's back story with lots of oppression of women, class warfare, homoerotic suspicions, opium dens and politicking at the Yard.

Cast and design are superior but this one is not a fun outing.


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