Mipcom Cannes, Beta Film, and ZDF Studios have announced the world premiere of the surveillance drama "Concordia," produced by Beta Film’s and ZDF Studios’ joint venture Intaglio Films, set to take place at the upcoming 39th International Co-Production & Entertainment Content Market Mipcom, scheduled for 16-19 October in Cannes. "We are immensely proud to celebrate the world premiere of our exciting surveillance thriller 'Concordia' at Mipcom in Cannes," Jan Wünschmann & Robert Franke, Managing Directors of Intaglio Films, said.
The special screening will take place on Tuesday, 17 October at 18:00 in the world-famous Grand Auditorium at Cannes’ Palais des Festivals and is open to all market delegates. The premiere is followed by a Q&A with multiple Primetime Emmy Award winners, Showrunner and Executive Producer Frank Doelger, and cast members, including International Emmy-Award winners Christiane Paul and Ruth Bradley.
"Concordia" is created by Mike Walden and Nicholas Racz and directed by Barbara Eder (The Swarm, Barbarians). The six-parter, produced by Intaglio Films for ZDF, France TV, Hulu Japan, and MBC, is shot in English across various European locations, including Rome, Gothenburg, and Leipzig. "Concordia" is jointly distributed globally by Beta Film and ZDF Studios and follows their collaboration on "The Swarm," released to critical acclaim earlier this year.
"Building on the global success of Intaglio's first high-end series 'The Swarm,' this new, captivating, and thought-provoking series will grant audiences a glimpse into what seems like a bold new world, where technology and its potential for abuse converge," Wünschmann & Robert Franke said. "Working alongside multiple Emmy-awarded Frank Doelger, our Creative Director at Intaglio Films, a team of talented creatives from around the world, and our great partners ZDF, France TV, Hulu Japan, and MBC to bring this story to life has been an enormously collaborative and delightful experience.”
Written by Nicholas Racz, Isla van Tricht, and Mike Walden, Executive Producers alongside Frank Doelger are Ute Leonhardt, Rafferty Thwaites, Jan Wünschmann, and Robert Franke. Producers are Tobias Gerginov, Elle Raspin, Jacob Glass, and Sergio Ercolessi. Concordia is supported by Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, and Trentino Film Commission. “'Concordia' contains all the compelling components for a Mipcom world premiere,” Director, Mipcom Cannes, Lucy Smith, said. “…a pan-European backdrop with a plot that plays to contemporary concerns, arriving with huge anticipation following the partners’ success with The Swarm. It was launched first at MIPCOM last year, and it’s our privilege to host its World Premiere in Cannes twelve months on.”
Powered by AI surveillance, "Concordia" is the town of the future and on the verge of expansion when twin catastrophes strike: the first-ever murder and a hack of its AI tech. A team race to solve both crimes but, in doing so, uncover a shocking original sin that could bring everything crumbling down. Christiane Paul stars as Juliane, the visionary behind the new utopia, together with Steven Sowah, who plays her son Noah, the ambassador in charge of expanding the experiment. Ruth Bradley takes on the role of Thea, an external investigator, who joins up with Isabelle, played by Nanna Blondell, to uncover secrets that led to Concordia’s creation. Kento Nakajima, one of Japan’s top actors, stars as A.J., the 27-year-old Japanese wunderkind, and head of the AI system that is the beating heart of Concordia. Jonas Nay, Ahd Kamel, Hugo Becker, Joséphine Jobert, Alba Beluggi, Karoline Eichhorn, and Maeve Metelka complete the main cast.
We are immensely proud to celebrate the world premier of our exciting surveillance thriller 'Concordia' at Mipcom in Cannes.” Jan Wünschmann & Robert Franke Managing Directors, Intaglio Films