The Peaky Blinders is a TV serie (directed by Steven Knight) which represents as much as possible, for me, the attractive and very British atmosphere in the small villages of 19th century. In my opinion, this mixture of darkness, rain, and dust is a great background for a serie.
This one is based upon the story of a criminal group named « The Peaky Blinders » and living in Small Heath in the 19th century. They were very violent and numerous. They had scars and frightened their enemies with razor blades hidden in their cap…This story offered a good beginning.
This universe, with its poverty, underlined violence of the gang in the serie but also the poetry and the beauty which can be hidden in every place, even in the dark streets of a miserable village, cold and dirty. Here, you can see how the pictures are incredibly well brought under control :
I can’t help being fond of this serie, it’s a real treasure, and you should see it if you’re attracted by British culture and history : here is a wonderful mix of real facts and poetry.