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The Plague 

La peste (original title)
Seville, 16th century. During a terrible plague epidemic, the corpses of several murdered people are found, as an omen of the end of the world. Seville was one of the main cities of the ... See full summary »
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Pablo Molinero ...  Mateo Núñez 12 episodes, 2018-2019
Patricia López Arnaiz ...  Teresa Pinelo 12 episodes, 2018-2019
Sergio Castellanos ...  Valerio Huertas 12 episodes, 2018-2019
Cecilia Gómez ...  Eugenia 12 episodes, 2018-2019
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Seville, 16th century. During a terrible plague epidemic, the corpses of several murdered people are found, as an omen of the end of the world. Seville was one of the main cities of the Western world. Known as the Great Babylon, it was home to people of all races, where fifty different languages were spoken, and all the gold from America arrived into its port. It was one of the smelliest, most beautiful cities in the world, and the setting for this unique, character- driven thriller. Written by Movistar

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A peculiar, unique and character-driven thriller with wonderful cinematography and nice acting
23 February 2020 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Good but dark series formed by 2 seasons, 12 episodes , being very well set , nicely played and from visual point of view it is magnificent. Spain had become an empire by 1500's under Catholic Kings : Isabel and Fernando , Charles I and after Felipe II , the most poweful country in Europe and all over the world at the time . It is set in Sevilla, 16th century, one of the most marvellous and smelliest cities in the world , it is a time of plague , pursuit , superstition, as well as hyper-religiosity and during a terrible plague epidemic . There appears Mateo Nuñez : Pablo Molinero , he is a condemned by Inquisition, as a high-authority priest named Celso de Guevara : Manolo Solo assigns him to investigate a series of murders happened in the noisy city of Seville where more than forty different languages were spoken and all the gold from America arrived on its por t. In the midst of a dirty atmosphere suffocated by mistrust and betrayals on the order of the day , he will have to discover the author of such astonishing and grisly killings . The second season deals with Mateo Nuñez and Teresa Pinelo : Patricia López Arnaiz , who face off Maria de la O : Stefania de los Santos , and a dangerous and bloody criminal organization, Mafia-alike, called La Garduña operating in Sevilla by human trafficking , prostitution and labouring exploitation.

Nice costumer, dense and painfully realistic mystery thriller with solid performance , enjoyable locations , impeccable scenarios and lavishly filmed. Set in the post-Medieval Seville with its social constitution struck by the plague , it was one of the main cities of the Western world , known as the Great Babylon, it was home to people of all races and people of all kinds and strangest conditions . Do not expect luxurious palaces , sweet Renaissance settings and gorgeous decoration seen in other foreign series such Versalles, The Borgia , Michael Hirst's Tudor or Richard Madden's The Medici. On the contrary, you can appreciate sinister environments , brothels , dirtiness, bowery, city slums and the deepest poverty. As far as I'm concerned the especial writing is pretty well , being its authentic creators Rafael Cobos and Alberto Rodriguez. Convincingly performed by Pablo Molinero as Matthew who investigates the found corpses of several murdered people as an omen of the end of the world . Matthew will have to find out who is the author of a series of diabolical crimes committed against the high places of Sevillian society . Otherwise , he will not find the forgiveness of the Holy Office and the Inquisition as he will decide to investigate it at whatever means. Being finely accompanied by Patricia López Arnaiz as a mysterious factory owner , Paco Tous as her administrator assistant , Paco León, Manolo Solo, Cecilia Gómez, Sergio Castellanos, Manuel Morón , Melina Matthews, Estefania de Santos, Jesús Carroza, Julián Villagrán, Antonio Dechent, Luis Callejo , among others.

It displays an evocative and atmospheric musical score by Julio de la Rosa. It contains picturesque cinematography by cameramen Rau Steve and Andreu Adamo Rubiralta. Shot on several locations as Utrera, Coria del Rio, Dos Hermanas Carmona, Santiponce, Alcala de Guadaira, Gelves, Mairena, Puebla de Rio, Sevilla, Trujillo, Caceres, Palos de la Frontera, Huelva, Cuevas de Almanzora, Almeria, and Toledo. And we can find the real interiors of the Sevillian Palaces, Casa Contratation of Sevilla and sightseeing as the riverside, Giralda, Torre del Oro, Cathedral and other buildings, monuments by means of CGI. This surprising crime drama was well directed by Alberto Rodriguez. He is considered to be one of the best Spanish filmmakers, including notorious films as Grupo 7, Factor Pilgrim, 7 Virgins, The suit , El hombre de las 1000 caras, being his biggest hit : Marshland . Rating : above average, 7/10 for the accuracy in depicting the XVI century city , as the money are not waste, though not for too squeamish watchers due to its sour seeing of poorness, sleazy events, nudism , heinous killings and extreme realism .


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