In just a few hours, folks in the US will be able to stream the premiere of the “Miss Fisher” feature film, Miss Fisher and The Crypt of Tears. Woo hoo!
Miss Fisher is back!
Only the seductive, slinky, and risk-taking detective isn’t in Melbourne but the Middle East.
It’s 1929. Britain hasn’t ended its colonial rule of Palestine, and Jerusalem has become a “tinder box.” Agitators and supposed agitators are being arrested left and right. Amongst those unjustly imprisoned is Shirin Abbas (Izabella Yena, High School Lover), a Bedouin girl seeking justice for the murders of her parents.
And amongst those brought in for questioning by the police is the “troublemaker” better known as the Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher (Essie Davis, The Babadook, Game of Thrones, The White Princess). Needless to say, Phryne doesn’t stay in police custody for long, and pulls an “Indiana Jones” to free Shirin, who subsequently gets to London where her uncle, Sheikh Kahlil Abbas (Kal Naga, Tyrant), is.
Fast forward several weeks to London, England, where Phryne’s Aunt Prudence (Miriam Margolyes, Harry Potter) is sponsoring “Shirin’s debut in polite society” at Lofthouse Manor, home of Lord ‘Lofty’ Lofthouse (Daniel Lapaine, Catastrophe), his wife Lady Eleanor (Jacqueline McKenzie, Pine Gap), and his brother Jonathan (Rupert Penry-Jones, Whitechapel).
It’s also in London that Phryne unexpectedly meets up again with Detective Inspector Jack Robinson (Nathan Page, Underbelly, The Secret Life of Us). Only their reunion isn’t the happiest one that’s ever happened. (What the what?!?)
As the story unfolds, Phryne learns about the Crypt of Tears and the centuries-old myth, a priceless emerald, and the powerful curse associated with it. She also discovers the truth behind the suspicious disappearance of Shirin’s forgotten tribe.
So could it be the curse at work when one person, then another, is murdered? Phryne sets out on an adventure to find out and to put an end to the curse, if it isn’t too late.
Appearing in this feature film continuation of the story of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries are series regulars Ashleigh Cummings as Dorothy “Dot” Collins, , Hugo Johnstone-Burt as Constable Hugh Collins, Anthony J. Sharpe as Cec, and Travis McMahon as Bert. Costars include John Waters (Offspring), William Zappa (A Place to Call Home), and John Stanton (The Doctor Blake Mysteries).
Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears premieres in the US tomorrow, Monday, March 23, exclusively on Acorn TV and its digital channels, including Acorn TV on Amazon.
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