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Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears
Miss Fisher and The Crypt of Tears “A long way from her native Australia,
  a female detective has come to Morocco
  to rescue a young Bedouin woman who
  is being held prisoner for daring to insist
  that a natural event, a violent sandstorm
  that wiped out her village, had not been
  the cause of her family’s death but had
  covered up their murder in the enjoyable
  and amusing period mystery romp
  Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears...”

IF YOU HAVE ENJOYED WATCHING the popular Australian Miss Fisher mystery series set in the 1920s and starring Essie Davis (The Babadook; True History of the Kelly Gang) as the hot and sassy detective Phryne Fisher, then you will also enjoy this movie spin-off from the series.

And if you have yet to experience the delightful Miss Fisher, here is your chance. Feisty, determined, unconventional and enterprising, this female detective is full of surprises. She will never give up on her cases, even in the most perilous of situations.

period adventure with
a very original
glamorous flapper
Great Fun!”
It is 1929 in a Jerusalem still under Colonial rule, some years after a sandstorm wiped out an entire desert village; the only survivor a small child who remembers that she was collecting honey from the mountains when three men rode up and her family and the rest of the villagers were shot. Soon afterwards, the sandstorm covered up all trace of the crime.

Shirin Abbas (Izabella Yena) is now grown up and has been arrested as an agitator for insisting that her family were murdered rather than killed by the natural disaster. She wants justice but there are those who strongly maintain it never happened and was just a tragic accident.

Phryne has come to Jerusalem on a mission to save Shirin from her prison cell and deliver her to her uncle, Sheikh Kahlil Abbas (Khaled Naga: Tyrant), who is staying with Phryne's friend Lord "Lofty" Lofthouse (Daniel Lapaine: Catastrophe; Black Mirror) at his stately home in England.

Fearlessly tackling countless obstacles, including crossing swords with the tricky Sir Vincent "Monty" Montague (Ian Bliss) — who accuses her, among other things, of mixing with "undesirables" — Phryne eventually reaches Shirin and escapes with the young Bedouin on a dramatic chase through the streets and out into the desert, where they boldly drop onto a moving train (with the glamorous Phyrne in high heels!) on their way to the safety of England. Or are they?

Lofty, his wife Eleanor (Jacqueline McKenzie: Romper Stomper; Deep Blue Sea) and Lofty's younger brother Jonathan (Rupert Penry-Jones: MI-5; Black Sails; Spooks) all welcome Shirin, but she is reluctant to stay in England as she wants to go back to Palestine to get justice for her family.

Believing that Phryne has been killed while on the roof of the train, her Aunt Prudence (the redoubtable Miriam Margolyes: Harry Potter; Call The Midwife) and Phryne's friend DI Jack Robinson (Nathan Page: Underbelly; The Secret Life of Us) have turned up at Lofty's stately home for a memorial service.

A man claiming to have information for Shirin is shot before he can reveal his part in Shirin's past. She believes he is her guardian angel but she now has reason to doubt this. He leaves behind a mysterious pendant that belonged to Shirin's mother (Nicole Chamoun).

Essie's friend Professor Linnaeus (John Waters) helps to further uncover the mystery of the Crypt of Tears, a tomb dating back to the time of Alexander the Great and from which a priceless emerald was stolen some years before thus, according to legend, unleashing a terrible curse.

On a fact-finding mission to the desert site of the village and the discovery of the ancient tomb at the centre of the curse, Shirin begins to piece together what really happened all those years ago.

There are also two murders to solve and a family secret is revealed in the marvellously tongue-in-cheek period adventure with a very original glamorous flapper detective, Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears. Great Fun!

Following three series of the internationally-acclaimed hit detective drama Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, which saw her strutting her stuff on the back streets of Melbourne brandishing a pearl-handled pistol and her razor-sharp wit, the fabulous Miss Fisher returns for a feature-length adventure.

Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears also features: John Stanton as Crippin; Hugo Johnstone-Burt (San Andreas; Home and Away) as Constable Hugh Collins; Ashleigh Cummings (NOS4A2) as Miss Dorothy "Dot" Williams; Travis McMahon as Bert; and Anthony Sharpe as Cec.

Composer is Greg J Walker; Director of Photography is Roger Lanser ACS; Writer is Deb Cox; Executive Producers are: Fiona Eagger and Deb Cox; Producer is Fiona Eagger; and Director is Tony Tilse.

* Based on the Phryne Fisher Mystery books by Kerry Greenwood and following its British premier on UKTV's Alibi, Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears is released on DVD by Acorn Media International in the UK on 4 May 2020.

"Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears… marvellously tongue-in-cheek period adventure with a very original glamorous flapper detective… Great Fun!" — **** Maggie Woods, MotorBar

"Indiana Jones meets Miss Marple" — Daily Mail

"A complex serio-comic caper involving toxic toffs, stolen jewels and the sole survivor of a massacred Bedouin trible" — Critic's Choice, The Sunday Times

"Essie Davis: the best actress you may never have heard of… fans will be delighted" — Pick of the Day, The Sun TV Magazine