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I thought ficition was supposed to be "escapism". Well, who wants to escapte to the hell this fiction creates? This story is based on the theory that fiction should emulate life. Well, if you want that, just take up a newspaper or listen to the news--there you will find plenty of stories of the crooked and the corrupt. There is no doubt that life is exactly like what this production presents, but do we want to spend four hours confirming this? This production is well acted and tells a story that no one would find difficult to believe; especially in the world of politics, where corruption runs rampant. However, it is a bit of a dénoument to find that--even in the world of fiction--evil triumphs over good.
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Koch Vision presents "PROOF" (2004) (203 mins/Color) (Dolby Digital) --- Under Ciaran Donnelly (Director), Jo Homewood (Series Producer), Tristan Orphen Lynch (Executive Producer), Dominic Wright (Executive Producer), Tony Philpott (Screenwriter) ------ the cast includes Finbar Lynch (Terry Corcoran), Orla Brady (Maureen Boland), Sidse Babett Knudsen (Nina Kutpreka), Bryan Murray (Miles Carrick), Stuart Graham (Andrew O'Hara), Jim Norton (Ronan Corcoran) - - - - the story line holds your attention from the first scene and keeps you glued to your seat for the entire three and a half hours ... healthy dose of intrigue with enough tension to captivate you for all four episodes ...British television mini-series PROOF - Season One, has every episode from its acclaimed first season included here. The show revolves around a journalist who investigates the murder of a petty thief, only to find it links directly to a man running to be Irish Prime Minister ... will Terry be able to convince and prove that there is corruption within this new party that his ex-wife is working for.
Great job by Koch Vision for releasing "Proof" (2004) - Finbar Lynch, the digital transfere with a clean, clear and crisp print...looking forward to more high quality releases from the Irish Crime mini-series film market...order your copy now from Amazon or Koch Vision where there are plenty of copies available on DVD, stay tuned once again for top notch drama mixed with an outstanding cast and director --- just the way we like 'em
Total Time: 203 mins on DVD ~ Koch Vision KOCV6419 ~ (1/16/2007)
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Riveting Irish dramaJan. 19 2010
To Read is to Live
- Published on Amazon.com
I bought this series on a whim and by the time I finished, I was back on Amazon to order series 2. The main character is a discredited reporter. He has sacrificed his marriage, his relationship with his young daughter, and with his sister is search of the next headline. After losing a libel suit (and his job), he gets a job as a reporter for a third rate shopping newspaper. He hears about a young boy who was killed and decides to investigate it. He is intrigued about the story after interviewing the victim's distrought parents. Eventually the story brings him in contact with a woman seeking her sister who has been kidnapped to serve in the illegal immigrant prostitution trade in Ireland. How these two incidents are conjoined and where they lead, brings true suspense. The benefit of a mini-series is that it allows for strong character development but the plot has to remain tightly controlled because of time restraints. This is a very good series and I highly recommend it.