|Original title:||Wild Republic|
|Format:||8 x one hour, HD|
Béla Gabor Lenz
|Directed by:||Markus Goller
|Produced by:||Lailaps Pictures, X Filme Creative Pool and handwritten Pictures in co-production with Deutsche Telekom, ARTE, WDR, SWR and ONE|
Wild RepublicIn an age of Fridays for Future and urban flight, "Wild Republic" matches the pulse of the times and tells the thrilling story of nine juvenile outsiders.
In the midst of the impassable landscape at the foot of the Alps, a young group of serious offenders is undergoing an experiential educational program intended to rehabilitate them. All of a sudden, a member of the program dies a violent death. Nobody knows exactly what happened, and the youths face a difficult decision. Should they wait for the authorities to recover the body and investigate the crime? Or, escape and take their fate into their own hands? The group doesn't have much in common with each other, though one thing unites them; all of them have had really bad experiences with the authorities and don‘t expect to be treated fairly. Since they don't know who the perpetrator is, they only have one option: to run. Up the mountains, up the highest peaks of the Alps. It seems hopeless until they stumble onto a complex cave system where they can find shelter from wind, weather, and their pursuers. In their fight against the forces of nature, they form their own society, according to their own rules: the Wild Republic.