Munich, 5 February 2015. Ahead of its world premiere at this year’s Berlinale, Sky UK and Sky Deutschland have picked up the Italian political thriller 1992 from Beta Film. 1992, set in the political turmoil triggered by the so-called Mani Pulite (Clean Hands) maxi-investigation, is the latest series of Sky Italia, producer of the highly successful mafia-drama series “Gomorrah”. Realized by Wildside, the 10xone hour series revolves around six ordinary people whose lives are intertwined with the political, civil and social earthquake going by the name of Tangentopoli (“Kickback City”). In Berlin, 1992 will be the opening film of the Berlinale Special Series on February 9th, designated to highlight outstanding international TV product. The series will start simultaneously on March 24th on Sky Italia, Sky UK, Sky Ireland, Sky Deutschland and Sky Austria.
Gary Davey, Executive Vice President Programming at Sky Deutschland: “We are excited to add another outstanding TV Series from our partners Sky Italia and Beta Film to our growing portfolio of series on Sky Atlantic HD in Germany, Austria, the UK and Ireland. 1992 offers a thrilling story set in the Italian politics of the early Nineties and is a fine example of outstanding story-telling. Hot on the heels of our Fortitude simulcast, another breakthrough series with a great story from the old world from the new European Sky family".
Beta Film CEO Jan Mojto: “After ‘Gomorrah’, sold by Beta to over 100 territories worldwide, 1992 is the latest example of high-ranking series made for Sky Italia, designed to be successful not only in its home market but also internationally. We are proud to partner with Sky Italia, Sky UK and Sky Deutschland on this truly exceptional series”.
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”), Miriam Leone, Tea Falco (Bertolucci’s “Io e te”) and Alessandro Roja (“Romanzo Criminale”); director is Giuseppe Gagliardi, the script was written by Alessandro Fabbri (“In Treatment”), Ludovica Rampoldi (“In Treatment”, “Gomorrah”) and Stefano Sardo (“In Treatment”).
For further information:
Beta Film Press, Dorothee Stoewahse
Pictures available at:
ftp.betafilm.com, username: ftppress01