||Robert Powell, Elena Sophia Ricci, Michel
A Cambridge professor finds a mysterious diary
written by Lord Byron while he was in Paris, and this diary
contains the secret of eternal life: the comand. Invited to Paris to
give a lecture about the diary, Edward Foster will discover that unless
he find the comando, he'll die on his 40th birthday, that is in just a
|This is a mini series
in the same line than Polanski's The 9th gate.
The plot is full of mystery and surnatural phenomena. During the first
chapter the plot is well played and one's looking forward to know who's
the murderer (in fact, who is?), who's that painter Nicolas and who's
that charming girl always dressed in red who calls Edward by the name
of Nicolas? In the second chapter we can discover the mystery step by
step... but at the end (I won't tell you!) everything goes down! An
interesting plot is spoiled with an end in which everybody is the bad
Robert Powell is perfect with his role of tormented widower and
alcoholic. By the way, in many occasions we can see the picture of the
late Edward's wife and...is she Babs? she looks like!
of the day
: the alternate title for this series was "The Byron Code"
you shall soon find the "Segno del comando" tour of Paris in this site!
(it's a joke but I thought about it!)
obviously my favourite scenes include the furtive encounters with the
mysterious red-dressed girl! But there's also one scene I like and
that's when Robert goes to a church whose priest seem to know something
about the comando, but he daren't tell him.
The scene happens in the confessionnal, the priest say the same thing
as always "tell me your sins" (or something like that) and Robert drops
the mysterious knife that he always find in his room, and says "I'm
looking for a murderer...", the priest, appalled, runs away. And
Robert, with that manner to leave the confessionnal and that
threatening look in his eyes... wow!