Rent The Serpent (2021)

4.1 of 5 from 88 ratings
7h 34min
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Bangkok, 1975. Charles Sobhraj (Tahar Rahim) is a thief and a conman posing as a gem dealer, luring young westerners to his apartment where he drugs and robs them aided by his loyal partner, Marie-Andree Leclerc (Jenna Coleman). Many do not make it out alive. In March 1976, when Herman Knippenberg (Billy Howle), a junior diplomat at the Dutch Embassy in Bangkok, and his wife Angela (Ellie Bamber) begin investigating the whereabouts of a missing Dutch couple, they unwittingly walk into Sobhraj's intricate web of crime.
Herman is determined to bring justice to the victims and their families, but Sobhraj and his accomplices have no intention of being caught and set off on a destructive rampage around the world. Inspired by real events.
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Stephen Smallwood
Richard Warlow, Toby Finlay
British TV, TV Crimes, TV Dramas, TV Thrillers
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Run Time:
454 minutes
English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital Stereo
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
2:1 Univisium
Disc 1:
This disc includes episodes 1 - 3
Disc 2:
This disc includes episodes 4 - 6
Disc 3:
This disc includes episodes 7 - 8

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Reviews (2) of The Serpent

Highly rate this show - The Serpent review by TH

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One of the best shows over christmas/new years 2020. The first episode takes a while to settle but from there I was hooked.

The acting is great from all involved and the shocking true life tale is both disturbing and gripping.

I would highly recommend.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

True story of a psycho con man wreaking havoc on the hippie trail in the 70s - The Serpent review by Martyn

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Knew my wife would like it. It ticks all the boxes - missing persons, psychopathic con man, hippies and it's a true story. A lot of effort has gone into creating the period detail of the world of the hippie trail, in a range of countries - Thailand, India and Nepal. Good acting throughout from both Asian and European actors (and good looking women). Maybe Sobhraj should have been a bit more charming - his air of menace would have put me off from the start.

The only flaw would be the jumping between not just two, but several timelines. But how else to tell the story? The story unfolds over decades. Me, I like a story to start at the beginning, proceed to the end and then stop. But then Knippenberg would only have started his investigations in the second half of the story, and they needed to hook the audience in from the start.

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