Michael Chernus, Kurtwood Smith – Patriot #Berlinale

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Chernus and Smith introduce their characters in the new Amazon original Tv Show

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PODCAST | Chiara Nicoletti interviews Michael Chernus and Kurtwood Smith, actors of the film Patriot.

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FRED’s Chiara Nicoletti meets Michael Chernus and Kurtwood Smith, in Berlin to present at the 67th Berlinale the first 2 episodes of PATRIOT , a new Amazon original TV series. The two actors describe their characters,respectively the older brother and the boss of the protagonist John ( Michael Dorman) and comment on the presence of a TV show in a renowned film festival which can be seen as a sign that Tv Series are finally considered as important as films in the audiovisual world.

Patriot follows the complicated life of intelligence offi cer John Tavner (Australian newcomer Michael Dorman, Wonderland). His latest assignment is to prevent Iran from going nuclear, requiring him to forgo all safety nets and assume a perilous “non-offi cial cover”—that of a mid-level employee at a Midwestern industrial piping fi rm. A bout with PTSD, the Federal government’s incompetence and the intricacies of keeping a day job in the “front” industrial piping company cause a barrage of ever-escalating fi ascos that jeopardize Tavner’s mission. Patriot is in large part about the lesser known, unglamorous aspects of life as an intelligence offi cer deep undercover with work that frequently places John in untenable situations where he’s often forced to choose between bad alternatives. The unraveling of a plan, and the eff ort to conceal that unraveling, causes matters to complicate further.

For the film page on the festival website click here.

  • Reporter
    Chiara Nicoletti
  • Guest
    Michael Chernus, Kurtwood Smith
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
  • Festival section
    Berlinale Special
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