Cannes, 13 October 2014. Beta Film partners with Sky Italia and the Italian production outfit Wildside on a new mega event production, the thriller-series 1992. The 10xone hour production, highlight of Sky Italia’s 2015 slate, is set in the midst of the political turmoil at the beginning of the 90s, which led to the collapse of the First Republic and the operation “Mani Pulite” (clean hands). While police and prosecutors dig deep into a web of illegal money transfers and organized crime, the power vacuum paves the way for new up-and-coming players, who seems to be mysteriously linked to one another.
1992 is based on an idea of the Italian actor Stefano Accorsi (“The Last Kiss”), who also stars along with Guido Caprino (“War Story”, “In Treatment”), Domenico Diele (“All Cops are Bastards”), Tea Falco (Bertolucci’s “Io e te”), Alessandro Roja (“Romanzo Criminale”) and Miriam Leone; directors are Giuseppe Gagliardi and Gianluca Jodice (II. Unit), as writers signed in Stefano Sardo (“In Treatment”), Ludovica Rampoldi (“In Treatment”, “Gomorrah”) and Alessandro Fabbri (“In Treatment”).
The story follows a police investigator of the Mani Pulite-pool; a young veteran of the first Gulf War elected to Parliament with the Lega Nord; a former prostitute who uses not only her beauty to achieve her personal goals; a highly ambitious advertising agent with a mysterious past; and the orphaned adult daughter of a rich entrepreneur overthrown by the Mani Pulite-scandal.
Nils Hartmann, Director of Original Productions Sky Italia: “After the tremendous international success of Gomorrah, 1992 is the next extraordinary major project of Sky Atlantic HD for 2015. We are delighted to deepen the cooperation with our partner Beta Film, an expert in positioning high quality TV series on the international market.”
Lorenzo Mieli, President of Wildside: “Italy was one of Shakespeare’s favorite settings for his tragedies. Here passion, ruthless ambition, sex, betrayal and intangible family ties all collide in the struggle for power. That’s what happened in our history, that’s what keeps happening today. And I think that’s what makes 1992 universal: it’s breathtaking, it’s controversial, it’s true.”
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