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THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLE DEBUT ON CZECH TV

Press releases 2019-10-16

After having high viewing figures on CANAL+ this summer as well as getting great reviews from Polish journalists and audience members, THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLE directed by Dariusz Jabłoński debuted in the Czech television market, on Czech TV,Monday October 14th. The series will be broadcasted from October 14th at a prime time, on Mondays at 8 pm, in the airtime reserved for the best criminal series. The participation of a galaxy of Czech film stars, including the outstanding actor Karel Roden, makes it one of the most anticipated premiere of this autumn.

THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLE is a multi-threaded criminal thriller, produced by Apple Film Production, co-produced by CANAL+ Poland, Czech TV and Star Media and distributed by Beta Film, which is one of the world's largest television program distributors.

Created with a cinematic flourish in three cities: Warsaw, Prague and Odessa, with best Polish, Czech and Ukrainian actors, the series received great reviews after its premiere in Poland, from critics who highlighted its uniqueness: “A masterpiece of detective story.” (Barbara Hollender, Rzeczpospolita), “Together with Maciej Maciejewski, the screenwriter of the memorable series ‘The Cop’, and an international team, the Polish director has created an exceptional super production, which incorporates a truly Hollywood-style spirit, a mystery typical of the best Scandinavian TV series, and hot Slavic temperament. (Paulina Januszewska, Newsweek) and quality: “The TV series by Jabłoński and Maciejewski can  be easily compared to the best western thrillers and detective movies.” (Rzeczpospolita), “If you have ever dreamed of a Polish version of ‘The Bridge’, now you will be satisfied. (Serialowa.pl.)

THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLE is a premium series and the first ever international television co-production of Central and Eastern European countries on such a great scale. During over nine months, nearly five hundred filmmakers worked on the set in three countries. When shooting the series, 8K cameras, underwater cameras and drones, etc., were used. 

The plot of THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLE takes the audience into the middle of a multi-threaded police investigation, which begins with the murders of young women in Warsaw, Odessa and Prague. The showrunner of the production is Dariusz Jabłoński, the pictures were shot by operators from three countries: Paweł Dyllus, Martin Žiaran and Andrey Lisietskiy, and the script was written by Maciej Maciejewski, the author of “The Cop", a cult series recognized by critics and audience.

DIRECTOR: Dariusz Jabłoński; SCREENPLAY: Maciej Maciejewski; DoP: Paweł Dyllus, Martin Žiaran, Andrey Lisietskiy; EDITING: Milenia Fiedler; PRODUCTION DESIGNER: Wojciech Żogała, Jiří Karásek, Piotr Wyrzykowski, Diana Todoratyeva; MAKE-UP: Anna Nobel-Nobielska; COSTUMES: Dominika Gebel, Aleksandr Dmitriyev, Tereza Kučerová; CAST: Małgorzata Buczkowska, Karel Roden, Sergey Strelnikov Robert Gonera, Dawid Czupryński, Mirosław Baka, Kryštof Hádek, Marek Taclík, Ana Geislerová Dmitriy Oleshko, Stanislav Booklan, Vladimir Minyaylo, Urszula Grabowska, Dorota Segda, Piotr Machal Marcin Tyrol, Mirosław Haniszewski and others; PRODUCERS: Izabela Wójcik, Violetta Kamińska; EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Dariusz Jabłoński; PRODUCTION: Apple Film Production; IN CO-PRODUCTION WITH: CANAL+, Česká Televize (Czech Rep.) and Star Media (Ukraine); WITH THE SUPPORT of the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine; IN COOPERATION with Beta Film

Duration: 10 episodes x 56 min.