SCREENING S01E01 AND Q&A | SEPTEMBER 8th, 2021
19:00 - 20:15 @ VALA BEACH CLUB
January 1959, Soviet Union. In the icy Ural Mountains, a group of nine students sets out on a ski trek. Even though they all are well-experienced hikers, they never reach their destination. As their bodies turn up a month later, it leaves local investigators puzzled. Their tent was cut open from the inside, they are found frozen stiff in their underwear spread around the camp, some are even partially mangled.
Whom or what did they run from? Why did they die, and how? When Oleg, a KGB major, arrives in the province, his inquiry is to be held strictly confidential. Troubled by his past as a WWII veteran, he has a sixth sense and death seems to follow him around as he digs deeper into the mysterious incident. With the help of Katya, the local medical examiner, Oleg is hell-bent on finding the truth. But the more he learns, the more it becomes clear: The reason the students died will never see the light of day. No one can ever know what really happened. No one. Except him.
WORLD PREMIERE AND Q&A | SEPTEMBER 8th, 2021
20:15 - 21:30 @ VALA BEACH CLUB
The first girl drowned. The second overdosed. The third was hit by a car. It appears there is a serial killer in Osijek, Croatia. Vladimir, the detective on the case, has a hard time solving the murders. Plagued by personal hardships, it is Stribor, a reporter, who notches him towards a maze of corruption, trafficking and politics where the most vulnerable girls are victimized. When Ukrainian expat Olga, wife of a powerful politician, finds her niece to be one of the victims, the three form an unlikely team. Together they plunge into the depths of underage trafficking that crosses Eastern European borders. And the more they uncover, the more it becomes clear: It is a net that spins uncomfortably close around the highest echelons of power, including Olga’s husband. Is it possible that the people who kidnapped her niece work for him? Soon, Olga’s life is not the only one that is threatened to completely fall apart…
Crime series “The Silence” (6×52’) is a new series from the production company Drugi plan l.t.d. (“The Paper”, Netflix, “Success”, HBO) based on the motifs from an award-winning Croatian research journalist Drago Hedl’s novel. The writer is Marjan Alčevski and the director is Dalibor Matanić. We see the story through the eyes of a police investigator Vladimir Kovač (Darko Milas), journalist Stribor Kralj (Goran Bogdan) and a politician’s wife Olga Horvatić (Kseniia Mishyna).
The story about the abuse of minors and sex slaves trade that happens in Osijek in Croatia and in Kyev in Ukraine. The show is filmed in co-production with the Croatian Radio-television, Ukrainian production house Star Media and the German Beta Film, which is responsible for international distribution. Rights for Ukrainian broadcasting has video platform Oll.tv.
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