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Fortitude. : [Season 1] (2015)
(DVD)

Call Number DVD/TV/FORTITUDE


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Published: [United States] : PBS Distribution, [2015]
Description:  4 videodiscs (approximately 600 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN/ISSN: 9786315840326, 9781627892605, 1627892605,
Language:  English


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Special features: Over 30 minutes of bonus content, including behind-the-scenes interviews with the cast and crew

Richard Dormer, Stanley Tucci, Michael Gambon, Christopher Eccleston, Sofie Gråbøl

DVD release of episodes originally broadcast on television Jan. 29 - Apr. 9, 2015

Citizens living in Fortitude, an Arctic town hailed as the safest place on Earth, are rocked to the core by the murder of one of their own. A detective is quickly flown in from out-of-town to assist the local Chief of Police with the investigation of the town's first-ever violent crime and the two men must work together despite the deep mistrust each has for the other

MPAA rating: Not rated

DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen presentation; stereo

Closed-captioned

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Additional Credits:
Donald, Simon, television series creator
Miller, Sam, television director
Laxton, Richard, television director
MacDonald, Hettie, television director
Hurran, Nick, television director
Tucci, Stanley, actor
Eccleston, Christopher, actor
Gambon, Michael, actor
Dormer, Richard, 1969- actor
Gråbøl, Sofie, 1968- actor
PBS Distribution (Firm)
Fifty Fathoms Productions
Sky Atlantic (Firm)
Tiger Aspect Productions.

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Fortitude: "mental and emotional strength in facing difficulty, adversity, danger, or temptation courageously"


How would you like to live in a town that basically has just two rules? Those rules being: 1) one must have the means to earn a living and 2) one must live in a place that has a roof overhead. There's a fictional town in Norway, at the tip of the Artic Circle, called Fortitude and it's also the name of a UK TV series that stars Stanley Tucci and Michael Gambon.

Fortitude is the most northern city in the world. It claims to have no crime, because everyone living there is happy. Sounds like a nice place to live or visit. To attract more tourist is the primary the governor is trying to get investors to back an ice hotel construction project. All is proceeding nicely until something is found in the glacier that the hotel is to be built on that likely will jeopardize the chances for the building to ever reach completion.

A newcomer to the town is told that he must by a warm hat with earflaps and purchase a rifle. The hat is to combat frostbitten ears. The rifle is combat all the polar bears that hunt this coastal town. Rifles are more prevalent in shopping carts than purses. We learn that once a polar bear attacks a human, that bear is eating the human. The bear isn't concerned with killing its prey, just devouring it. One gets the feeing that a rifle is a little more important than the hat with flaps.

The production is top-notch. The scenery is awesome. It's refreshing to watch brutal cold depicted on the screen when it's 90 degrees outside in reality. It might be cold outside in Fortitude, but the residents heat it up. Small towns are places where everyone knows everybody and their business. Dark days for half the year give way to a great deal of frolicking in Fortitude. The characters in this town are complex and believable. The actors playing these characters are so spot-on that not once did I think that I was watching actors.

Make no mistake. This is an adult TV series. What starts out as a dark, moody atmosphere, turns a lot brighter "red" by episode 9. Critics love this show. An option for a 2nd season was picked-up and will soon be available at our library.
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