Thoughts from the desk of MATHIAS EICHLER

The Great Train Robbery (2013)

Playing on Netflix right now and comes highly recommended by me.

The Great Train Robbery is a British television film in two parts, that was first broadcast on BBC One on 18 and 19 December 2013. Written by Chris Chibnall, it tells the story of the Great Train Robbery on 8 August 1963, first from the perspective of the robbers, and then from the perspective of the police.

The format of the two parts is what’s fascinating about the series and I am surprised Hollywood hasn’t tried that yet. In an age where almost every story on the big screen is turning into a several part series with multiple sequels it would be an absolute no brainer to tell a story like “Usual Suspects” over two movies from two different angles.

Come on, Hollywood, this would be cool, right?