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Red Orchestra

Country
Poland
Language
Polish
Genre
Crime, Thriller
Logline

An ambitious female forensic scientist and a hard-working but conformist crime investigator team up to solve one of the most mysterious crimes of the Polish People’s Republic.

Synopsis

What do radical Zionists, Ukrainian nationalists, French revolutionaries, Polish communists, Soviet spies and Aristotle Onassis have in common? All of them wanted Jan Gerhard dead.

1971/08/20. Jan Gerhard, a politician, soldier, writer and celebrity of his time, is murdered in Warsaw. The case is investigated by the best men from all existing law enforcement entities, including Anna (30), an ambitious forensic scientist, and Henryk (44), a Civic Militia investigator struggling with war trauma.

Within the season Anna and Henryk run the case, checking all the suspects: from Gerhard’s numerous lovers to his political enemies. Most of the suspects and crucial witnesses disappear or commit suicide in mysterious circumstances. Finally, the investigators find a new lead – Red Orchestra, a soviet top-secret espionage network operating in the whole Europe. From this moment, the lives of Anna, Henryk and their families are in danger. The situation becomes even more tense when the killer is found! Gerhard’s future son-in-law is sentenced to death just as Anna and Henryk… find the real killer.

Original title
Czerwona Orkiestra
Looking for
distributors, platforms, broadcasters
Number of episodes
24
Episode duration
50
Screenwriter
Wiktor Piątkowski
Producer
Wiktor Piątkowski
Screenwriter
Joanna Niczyj
Screenwriter
Robert Gucman
Production Company
Bahama Films
Contact name
Wiktor Piątkowski
Contact email
wiktor@bahamafilms.pl
Screenwriter, Producer
Wiktor Piątkowski

Wiktor Piątkowski created and co-wrote HBO’s first original series produced in Poland, Wataha. Over the last 10 years he has worked as showrunner, head writer, screenwriter and producer on various shows in Poland and abroad (over 600 hours of TV produced). A sitcom he co-created and co-wrote (Just Push Abuba) premiered in 2018 on ZDF.

Production Company
Bahama Films

Bahama Films is an independent production company. In 2020 we cooperated with 40 writers to deliver over 200 produced TV scripts. In the last 2 years we presented various TV series at international festivals and industry events (Rome, Munich, Odessa).

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