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Russia, 2018, 48 mn 
fiction, TV serial

The Outbreak (saison 1)

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Эпидемия (сериал 2018 – 1 сезон)


 The Outbreak (saison 1)


Directed by : Pavel KOSTOMAROV (Павел КОСТОМАРОВ)
Release date in Russia : 14/11/2019
Sites : Allociné, IMDb, Kinopoisk

Plot synopsis
An unknown virus turns Moscow into a city of the dead. There is no electricity, money has lost all value and those who are still not infected, are desperately fighting for food and fuel. The main character, Sergei, lives outside the city with the woman he loves and her autistic son. It's still safe there. In spite of that he rushes to Moscow to save his ex-wife and their son, although she hates Sergei . These people, who never believed they'd be under the same roof again, have to put the past behind them and set off on a long, dangerous journey north to find an isolated hunting lodge on a deserted island. The Outbreak is a family drama in the midst of a global disaster. It is one of the first post-apocalyptic TV shows in Russia and is based on bestselling book, Vongozero, which was written by Yana Vagner and translated into eleven languages. One of the parts will be played by Maryana Spivak (principle role in the film, Loveless by Andrei Zvyagintsev, which won the "Jury Prize" at Cannes

Commentaries and bibliography
RUSSIA BEYOND : Cinq raisons de regarder The Outbreak, une minisérie russe sur une épidémie, Alexandra GOUZEVA, Article, RUSSIA BEYOND, 2020

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