Based On A True Story

7.20.2022
1. 1992: Berlusconi RisingItalyThriller Suspense1 SN | 10 EPS

Set in the midst of the political turmoil at the beginning of the 90s in Italy, which led to the collapse of the First Republic and the operation 'Mani Pulite'. Luca Pastore, a policeman, works side by side with Antonio Di Pietro in the service of the Mani Pulite pool. Investigating, arresting, interrogating. His aim is to put the Tangentopoli puzzle together, piece by piece.

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2. ChimericaUnited KingdomThriller Suspense1 SN | 4 EPS

Who is Tank Man? Based on real events, and adapted from Lucy Kirkwood’s hit play, this series follows a photojournalist trying to uncover the true identity of the infamous protester, who stood defiantly in front of the tanks at Tiananmen Square.

3. CommandmentsIsraelThriller Suspense2 SN | 16 EPS

Inspired by real people, this drama follows a draft dodger who joins the Israel Defense Forces with a group of Orthodox men who defied their families to enlist. The show explores unlikely friendships, romance, and the clash between family and duty.

4. Dark WoodsGermanyCrime1 SN | 6 EPS

SYNOPSIS  A high ranking police officer’s search for his missing sister spans 30 years and reveals a series of horrific murders.

WHAT  Police procedural inspired by real life events.

WHY  Most watched series on Germany’s ARD streaming platform in 2020.

5. Dead MountainRussiaThriller Suspense1 SN | 8 EPS

SYNOPSIS  Oleg, a fictional KGB major, sets out to uncover the truth of what happened on the Dyatlov Pass.

WHAT  A dramatization of the real-life mystery surrounding the 1959 disappearance of nine experienced Russian hikers.

WHY  Acclaimed Russian screenwriter Ilya Kulikov created the series based on declassified documents of the investigation.

6. DeceitUnited KingdomDrama1 SN | 4 EPS

SYNOPSIS  An undercover officer attempts to coerce a confession out of a suspect, eventually leading to the arrest of an innocent man.

WHAT  A police procedural told from a female perspective.

WHY  Based on a real entrapment case from 1992. The officer's identity has never been revealed.

7. Invisible HeroesFinlandThriller Suspense1 SN | 6 EPS

This is the thrilling true story of a real-life superhero you’ve never heard of. In 1973, Finnish diplomat Tapani Brotherus defied his own government to save 2,000 refugees during Pinochet’s bloody coup in Chile.

8. An American CrimeUnited StatesDrama1 Hour 38 Mins

An award-nominated drama, based on a true story. Gertrude Baniszewski (Catherine Keener), a divorced mother of several children, agrees to take care of two girls, Sylvia (Elliot Page) and Jennie (Hayley McFarland), while their parents travel with a carnival. Though her eldest daughter is the real troublemaker, Gertrude vents all her bitterness and frustration on innocent Sylvia. Eventually, Gertrude imprisons the girl in the basement and tortures her, encouraging her children to follow suit.

9. Call Me ThiefSouth AfricaDrama2 Hours 24 Mins

SYNOPSIS  Everyone has gift: Every gift has a price.

WHAT  A film based on the true life story of a young man who becomes a storyteller in jail.

WHY  Official submission of South Africa for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 89th Academy Awards in 2017.

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