'VONGOZERO: THE OUTBREAK'
WHEN VIRUS HITS MOSCOW
|Outbreak premièred last November in Russia|
|The series consists of eight episodes|
Outbreak set against the backdrop of a global catastrophe, portrays an unknown virus that quickly paralyses Moscow and turns it 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. Sergey (Kirill Karo), accompanied by his new lover and her autistic son, as well as his ex-wife, his own son and several other companions, are trying to escape beyond the borders of the quarantine to reach a hunting lodge on a remote, uninhabited island in Karelia where they
begin life anew. However, escape is only half the battle, as they must
learn to live with each other. Both the global outbreak and Sergey's
family dramas put their journey in jeopardy.
|The series and film were based on a book by Yana Vagner|
WILL HUMANKIND SURVIVE?
Somewhere around the same time, last year in November, Russian cinemas also played their sf thriller THE BLACKOUT (aka Avanpost) and it
had its UK release in December. It was one of the first such films in Russia and it took years to produce.
No meteorites hit Earth, no terrorists put the world in danger, no atomic war was started, but something did go wrong. Contact between most towns on Earth has been severed. A small ring-like area in Eastern Europe still has electricity, and signs of life are being reported from the Space. What military forces find outside the Ring is shocking. There are dead corpses everywhere: in stores, in cars, on roads, in hospitals and railway stations. Who or what is destroying all life on Earth? How long will the last outpost of mankind survive?
|The Blackout aired last winter in cinemas|