Tuesday, December 27, 2016

'Close To The Enemy' DVD Review

WWII has ended. The gathering of information against the Germans for the war crimes trials is taking place. The Cold War is beginning to take shape and enemies just a few years ago are now showing signs of friendship.

Callum Ferguson (Jim Sturgess) was an intelligence officer during the war. He must complete one last thing for the British army and that is to convince a German scientist named Dieter Kohler (August Diehl) to work for the British. Koehler worked for the Nazis and was part of the jet propulsion group. Ferguson wants Koehler to build a jet engine for the British army. The problem is Koehler is being investigated for war crimes and is being hounded by a young woman working for the war crimes tribunal by name of Kathy Griffiths.

Ferguson also has his own problems to deal with other than swaying Koehler to work for the British. Ferguson's younger brother is fighting the psychological trauma that he experienced due to the war. Ferguson is also deeply attracted to his best friends wife Rachel Lombard (Charlotte Riley). The war turned the world upside down and friends before the war are now healing their wounds and being friends again. Ferguson and Koehler are slowly forming a bond but is it going to be strong enough to build on trust?

This highly charged drama not only deals with the war but shows just how troubled the times were before the Cold War. Acorn brings this miniseries to DVD on December 27th, 2016 for your viewing pleasure. The quality of the DVD is excellent and the sights and sounds are spectacular. This will make a wonderful addition to that personal library. It's still the holidays and just in case your still in the mood of giving gifts pick a copy up for that special friend. Enjoy.