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Chimerica (2019)

Wednesday 17th April 2019

Earning plaudits galore and described as an 'electrifying thriller' by The Guardian, Olivier award-winning playwright Lucy Kirkwood's stage play Chimerica arrives on DVD 13th May 2019 from Acorn Media.
Alessandro Nivola, Cherry Jones, Sophie Okonedo, F. Murray Abraham, Terry Chen, Katie Leung
Michael Keillor
Adrian Sturges
Acorn Media
3 hours 0 minutes
13/05/2019

Earning plaudits galore and described as an 'electrifying thriller' by The Guardian, Olivier award-winning playwright Lucy Kirkwood's stage play Chimerica is set for the small screen treatment, as a powerful and timely four-part series.

Adapted by Kirkwood for TV, this fictional story about true events has been brought up to date using the notorious 2016 US Presidential election as a back drop. It explores the murky borders between fact and fiction, truth and censorship, political manipulation and personal sacrifice.

Award-winning actor Alessandro Nivola (American Hustle, Disobedience) stars as Lee Berger, the photographer behind the seminal Tank Man of Tiananmen Square photo, captured during the deadly 1989 protests in China. Now working as a dedicated photojournalist in America, accusations of fake news are levelled against him, and he sets out to reclaim his credibility by searching for the subject of his most famous picture.

Joining Lee on his frantic search are seasoned reporter Mel Kincaid (Cherry Jones - Transparent, The Handmaid's Tale), corporate market researcher Tess Kendrick (Sophie Okonedo - Hotel Rwanda, The Hollow Crown) and cynical newspaper boss Frank Sams (F. Murray Abraham - Homeland, The Grand Budapest Hotel). Lee also enlists the help of an old friend, Chinese activist Zhang Lin (Terry Chen - Jessica Jones, Birth of the Dragon), who has troubles of his own. Can he uncover the elusive truth before it is too late?

Exploring not just the relationship between East and West, but also some of the most pressing and important issues affecting society today, the series delves deep into the new world of fake news, censorship and the power of political protest, with the rise of Trump and the suppression of Chinese human rights protests mirroring each other in unexpected and unsettling ways.

An urgent piece of political activism, an investigative thriller and a deeply human drama, Chimerica is vital viewing for our troubled times. It will be available digitally to download and keep from 18th April 2019 and arrives on DVD 13th May 2019 from Acorn Media International.

  • Two Featurettes: Creating Chimerica and The Power of Protest

Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.

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