The docu-series on Netflix "The ripper" reopen a case that has rocked England in the late Seventies: a killer serial (died in prison a few years ago while he was serving several life sentences) has killed thirteen women in Yorkshire, assaltandone many others that have miraculously managed to escape. The title of the series in four episodes can not not echo the story of Jack the ripper has become a sort of archetype of the narrative classic. In this case, however, the nuances of the literary few, on the one hand, for most of the proximity in time of the narrative events, places them in a still-painful past, and from the other, because the series chooses to inquadrarle with a sociological perspective. The crimes which in fact have accrued in a precise historical context, the English of the late Seventies, in which the rapid industrialization of the country in the post-war period had left behind pockets of great poverty, especially in contexts more peripheral.
Many of the women are brutally murdered by the Ripper were part of a middle class impoverished, and forced into prostitution to support the family, thus becoming the prey of a killer misogynist. In addition to putting in a row the investigations that have led to the capture of the murderer and tell the stories of the women victims, the series seeks to question the themes from the largest led cultural, for example, framing the hunt for the killer and in the light of the great prejudices and stereotypes that characterized the police of the time (largely made up of staff from the men). The narrated events are very intricate and the characters involved numerous: follow the series requires a lot of concentration, but the effort is paid off, the production values are very high, and the visual processing given to the pictures archive of the epoch returns the color of an England full of contradictions.