British public broadcaster BBC has picked up the critically acclaimed actual series “Berlin 1945” from German distributor Autentic Distribution, the sales division of the factual label Autentic. The series world-premiered at the Berlin Filmfest this year and is the Flagship Series of ARD Germany to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in May this year.
The Historic series consists of 3x50’ episodes and time-travels with unique archival footage into the city’s most fateful year, telling the story through the eyes of those who experienced it: the German population and Allied soldiers.
Autentic Distribution’s Head of Sales & Acquisitions Mirjam Strasser said: “The archive material in this series is combined with personal accounts of people, German and Allied, living in the year 1945; these personal stories emotionalize the program and turn it into a touching and really outstanding piece of TV History which the audience won’t forget. We are very proud that UK viewers now can join us on this emotional journey through the memorable year 1945.”
"Berlin 1945" is produced by zero one film in co-production with bauderfilm, Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (rbb), in cooperation with Arte, funded by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.
Autentic Distribution is in charge of the worldwide distribution of the docuseries and has already sold the series throughout Germany, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, and China.