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Michael Dorman – Patriot #Berlinale

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Michael Dorman is the star of Patriot, an Amazon Original TV show directed by Steve Conrad

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PODCAST | Chiara Nicoletti interviews Michael Dorman, actor of the film Patriot.

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Berlinale has been of the first film festivals to open its doors to TV series and the 67th Berlinale presented the new tv show produced by Amazon, The Patriot directed by Steve Conrad with Australian actor and musician Michael Dorman as the protagonist. Dorman tells FRED’s Chiara Nicoletti about his first reaction to Conrad’s proposal and his first impression to the script of The Patriot as it is very innovative in mixing various genres, from black comedy to thriller with some musical moments. Michael Dorman is also a singer and Conrad used this occasion to introduce some musical numbers in every episodes in which John, the protagonist, a spy under cover, plays guitar and sings all the events he went through during war and his missions.

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 Dorman
  • Interviewee role
    Actor
  • Film title
    Patriot
  • Festival section
    Berlinale Special
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