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Fairly intelligent and with plenty of depth after a slightly shaky start. Excellent photography and costumes - a lot of fun. There are certainly a few minor plot holes and implausibilities, but they really don't matter. Acting is pretty good too on the whole.
The main thing here is the mood that is set - and it does set that well.
We have been watching this in parallel with the Halcyon - which I suppose - is supposed to have a similar feel. The latter by contrast is shallow and wooden. I'm glad that it is set in France but (apart from a few minor tokens) there is no attempt to have fake French accents - a good decision by the Directors. Overall, just what is needed to lie in bed with the wife at 11pm.
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