The worst part is not knowing. And while eight years of devastating uncertainty have destroyed Tony Hughes's life, this grieving father's resolve never weakens in the relentless hunt for his beloved son Oliver, who vanished in an instant on a summer night in 2006.
Premiering Saturday (9/8c) on Starz, which is on a high-quality roll of late, The Missing is an excellent eight-part British mystery reminiscent of The Killing and Broadchurch in its brooding anguish. The feeling of disoriented panic is intensified by staging the boy's tragic disappearance during a family vacation in France (filmed in beautiful Brussels), where the parents can't speak the language — and where the revelry surrounding the ongoing World Cup soccer games provides a jarring contrast to their fear and despair.
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