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54 HOURS (SUNDANCE NOW)
Premieres in TBA 2018 or 2019 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
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STATUS:
new in 2018/2019 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (4 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from SundanceTV's press release, July 2018) Based on a gripping true story and directed by Kilian Riedhof, "54 Hours" examines an armed bank robbery gone awry in 1988. While fleeing from the police, the two gangsters take an entire busload hostage. The ensuing manhunt, however, turns into a disaster. The police make fools of themselves with their amateurish operations and, above all, are obstructed by the nation's media who swoop down on the events in their rat race for the juiciest pictures and live interviews with the kidnappers. As Rösner, the driving force of the duo, orchestrates their 54 hours of fame in cold blood, his accomplice Degowski derives sinister pleasure from manipulating the media. But Degowski is also unpredictable and violent. When he loses his nerve, and kills a teenage passenger in the bus, the two men choose two young women as their hostages while leaping into another getaway vehicle. Thus, begins an odyssey that goes completely out of control, marking one of the biggest hits for the local broadcaster in 1988.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Kilian Riedhof as DIR
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
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