Based on the novel by British writer Liz Jensen, this psychological thriller has an interesting premise and a good cast. Much of it happens inside the head of the eponymous Louis (Longworth), a nine year old boy with a remarkable, accident prone history.
The chances are that you cannot name a single director of tv dramas from what are often called the golden years of British tv. If you can, the name on your lips is probaby Alan Clarke – whose astonishing body of work from 20 years at the BBC has now been released in two formats: a sumptuous 13 disc Blu-ray box set and two 6 discs DVD sets.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation was first aired on our television screens back in 2000 and went on for fifteen years, concluding last year after fifteen successful seasons and creating three spin off TV shows (CSI: Miami, CSI: New York, CSI: Cyber). There is no better way to say goodbye to the cast than a feature length episode that brings back a host of familiar faces and puts a full stop at the end of the CSI story once and for all.
The film introduces us to Srinivasa Ramanujan, an important figure in the history of mathematics, who may well be famous in India but is probably unknown to most members of the general public in the Western world.
Narrative direction lets down Robin Williams’ in his last silver screen appearance, Boulevard.