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The Limehouse Golem (2016)

Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | 8 September 2017 (USA)
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A series of murders has shaken the community to the point where people believe that only a legendary creature from dark times - the mythical so-called Golem - must be responsible.

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Lizzie Cree
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John Kildare
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Dan Leno
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Uncle
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Aveline Ortega
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John Cree
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George Flood
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Mr. Gerrard
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Augustus Rowley
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George Gissing
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Karl Marx
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Salomon Weil
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A series of murders has shaken the community to the point where people believe that only a legendary creature from dark times - the mythical so-called Golem - must be responsible.

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Before the Ripper, fear had another name.

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Horror | Thriller

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Golem z Limehouse  »

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€10,730 (Portugal) (10 September 2017)
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Though only appearing in the movie briefly, philosopher Karl Marx was indeed living in London at the time the movie is set. Both as a Jew and due to his socialist ideas, he was actually harassed by the police and was -briefly- considered as a suspect of the Jack the Ripper murders. See more »

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The film is set in Victorian London, yet no musicians or their musical instruments are ever seen at the music hall - not when music is being played to accompany Dan Leno & his troupe, nor back-stage with the other performers and the stage crew. See more »

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Excellent period murder mystery and psychological thriller
9 September 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The film moves back and forth in time as it covers the investigation into "The Limehouse Golem" who has committed numerous murders in the Limehouse area of London and the trial of Elizabeth Cree, who is accused of poisoning her husband. It is based on the critically- acclaimed novel "The Trial of Elizabeth Cree, or Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem".

The acting by Bill Nighy, Olivia Cooke and Douglas Booth is outstanding. Eddie Marsan, Sam Reid and Daniel Mays all brought depth to their minor but important roles. The costuming, set design and photography fully created the atmosphere of this period in London. Much of the film takes place in a music hall, where risqué melodramas are performed: those scenes are fully realized recreations of the period.

As with any thriller and mystery, it is not possible to provide any details on the plot. It is not a spoiler to say that there are multiple threads that are seamlessly woven together.

Overall, it is an excellent film.


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