Reviewed by David Savage
Starring: Stephen Dillane, Clemence Poesy, Keeley Hawes, Joseph Mawie
Directed by: Thomas Vincent
Running Time: 505 minutes (approx.)
Format: DVD (3 Discs), Blu-ray (2 Discs)
Release Date: 13 January 2014
RRP: DVD £24.99. Blu-ray £29.99
The Tunnel is a 10 part drama set in Britain and France. When a body of a French politician is found in the Channel Tunnel on the border between Britain and France a joint investigation is started between both police forces.
Both police forces have to work together as the body has been expertly cut into 2 pieces with half on the French side, half on the British side. As it turns out it is 2 different bodies and the police are now on the hunt for a bizarre serial killer known as TT – the Truth Terrorist.
DCI Roebuck (Stephen Dillane) is heading up the British investigation while Captain Wassermann (Clemence Poesy) is in charge of the French investigation.
This bizarre killer has 5 truths he wants to be known about our morally bankrupt society and sets up elaborate murders and bizarre games to highlight these “truths”. He posts his “truth” videos online for the world to see.
Overall, The Tunnel is excellent. With an enthralling and absorbing plot you will be hooked from the opening scenes right to the very end.
Be prepared for some subtitles on the French side of the investigation (not too many), but this doesn’t spoil it but adds to it making it more believable.
The Tunnel is from the makers of Broadchurch and I didn’t expect it to be as good but I was wrong, it is much more sophisticated and intriguing and I enjoyed it much more.
Very well written with some excellent acting and subplots and twists this is a great thriller that is one you won’t want to miss.
Available to buy from 13 January 2014 from Acorn Media here.