Would you like a little more? In a deliberately provocative move, American video streaming and DVD rental service Netflix has claimed a place on par with Hollywood with the release of its first original series. A 100 million dollar production budget over two seasons, David Fincher (FIGHT CLUB) directing the first two episodes and producing the series, Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright starring in it – the bar could not be raised any further. Spacey plays a Congressman from South Carolina shortchanged out of a Cabinet post he believed to have all but secured – he then musters all his ruthlessness and all the Washington secrets known to him to take revenge. Based on the now legendary British original that was screened in 1991 at the first Cologne Conference, this US version is intelligently adapted to fit with present-day times of Facebook and blogs. What remains, though, is an equally fascinating and unsparing look at the nether regions of the political business. The most elegant and most intelligent series of the year.
House of Cards
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Selected filmography Andrew Davies
HOUSE OF CARDS (1990), PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (1995), THE FINAL CUT (1995), BLEAK HOUSE (2005), SENSE AND SENSIBILITY (2008), MR. SELFRIDGE (2013)