42 Word Review: Quirke

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Quirke

by Andrew Davies & Conor McPherson (BBC/RTÉ, 2014)

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Marketed as crime noir, Quirke makes clever use of colour and greyscale in characterising 1950s Dublin. The drama in this nuanced miniseries is people- rather than plot-driven, Gabriel Byrne leading a fine cast through three feature-length explorations of drink, death and dishonesty.

 

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