Set in the bleak landscape of Northern Bohemia, WALTER PRESENTS: WASTELAND (Pustina) blends social realism, intense psychological drama and a riveting mystery.
In a close-knit village community in Northern Bohemia, the mayor of Wasteland, Hana Sikorova, is struggling against a large, foreign mining company that is eager to access the huge coal reserves that lie beneath the village. The firm is offering the villagers attractive compensation in exchange for selling their homes, but in the midst of Hana’s effort to stop it her fourteen-year old daughter Misha goes missing. As long-standing family relationships begin to disintegrate, Hana starts to doubt the integrity of every member of her community. Initially helpful in the desperate search for the missing Misha, the citizens of Wasteland soon begin to reveal their true colours.
The 8 part Czech drama, which first aired on HBO Europe in 2016, is written by: Stepán Hulík (Burning Bush) and directed by Alice Nellis and Ivan Zachariás. It stars: Zuzana Stivínová, Jaroslav Dusek & Eliska Krenková. More beady-eyed viewers may be aware that the series was previously available in the UK on the Sundance Now streaming service.
The full series boxset (8 episodes) is available on Walter Presents via All 4 from Friday, 6 November.
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