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A mother, Leanne, vanishes into thin air. Her children, abandoned in her car, also go missing. As police search for clues over three gut-wrenching months, the Leanne's husband and family learn that nobody's quite what they seem. Everyone is a suspect. In the end, five days prove critical in solving the case in this five-part, five-hour thriller.


Studio HBO
SKU 206762484
UPC 026359446320
UPC 14 00026359446320
Format DVD
Release Date 3/11/2008
Cast & Crew
Anna Pritchard - Art Director
Florian Hoffmeister - Cinematographer
Gwyneth Hughes - Writer
Hugh Bonneville - Actor
James Mellor - Actor
Janet McTeer - Actor
John Stevenson - Production Designer
Magnus Fiennes - Original Music By
Martin Sharpe - Editor
Nila Aalia - Actor
Otto Bathurst - Director
Paul Rutman - Producer
Sarah Brewerton - Editor
Simon Curtis - Executive Producer
Simon Curtis - Director
Nominee (2008) Golden Globe, Five Days, Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
ReviewSource Variety
Review Halfway through the premiere of "Five Days" -- a missing-person mystery, told over five distinct days in hourlong, once-a-week installments -- it's easy to become bored and irritated. By the end of night one, however, the show grows intriguing, and the second and third episodes are more engrossing. Then episode four begins to drag, and the fifth hour feels like filler until the inevitable reveal, which, alas, isn't equal to the build-up...Written by Gwyneth Hughes, the project's most ambitious aspect involves the period of time covered, with intervals from a few days to several weeks between each episode, forcing the audience to mentally fill in the gaps..."Five Days" slowly becomes a multifaceted exploration of politics -- those within the family, those governing the police hierarchy, even those of the bloodthirsty press. Along the way, each constituency experiences a roller-coaster of emotions, and the performances are uniformly impeccable, adding weight and depth as the plot deepens. In a sense, the format is the anti-"24" -- elongating time instead of compressing it...There's something to be said for the leisurely rhythm of "Five Days," but ultimately, it demonstrates that an overabundance of time can prove equally deflating.
Reviewer Brian Lowry
ReviewRating 7
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
Brian Lowry, Variety ...intriguing...engrossing...the performances are uniformly impeccable...
Entertainment Weekly ...gripping..relentlessly riveting.
Los Angeles Times One of the fall season's best series...subtle...suspenseful...excellent cast...
The Hollywood Reporter Harrowing and superbly crafted...Builds to a fever pitch...A riveting ride...
The New York Times Riveting...intricately layered narrative...viewers are pulled into the puzzle...
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