Saturday, May 5, 2018

"The Rain" TV series from Netflix in Denmark is a cli-fi series which remixes elements of YA fiction, post-apoca drama (think "deadfly toxic rain bombs") and the cli-fi genre

關於「cli-fi」的報導圖片 (來源:The Atlantic)

The Rain Is a Taut Dystopian Thriller

Nordic noir, Scandi noir, the terms keep coming and coming. Meanwhile, have you seen the show yet?

''The Rain,'' on Netflix — a post-apoca ''Scandi horror'' with cli-fi overtones

A dystopian Danish drama driven by conspiracy fears and environmental catastrophe is on the menu this year.

The series’s setting in Denmark is also a selling point. Nordic noir tends to focus on the darkness buried under the egalitarian ideal of the Scandinavian society.

Netflix has released its Danish-language cli-fi drama The Rain today (Friday, May 4). There are 8 epuisodes.
The Rain will only be available to Netflix subscribers. 
“In their struggle for survival, the characters discover that even in a post-apocalyptic world there’s still love, jealousy, and many of the coming of age dilemmas they thought they’d left behind with the disappearance of the world they once knew.”
The summary ends with a cryptic question: “Who will you be when the rain comes?”

Just like all Netflix Originals, all episodes of ''The Rain'' will be dropping in one go for audiences to binge watch in an epic TV marathon.
The Rain has been created by Borgen’s Jannik Tai Mosholt, Esben Toft Jacobsen and Christian Potalivo. It is a true cli-fi original, according to the critics.
Speaking about the show, Jannik Tai Mosholt teased: “Civilization is very fickle. It’s a thin layer spread out over thousands of years of basic survival. And now, after a sudden burst of inspiration, we humans believe that we have it all under control.
“I want to find out whether this is true. What is left of us when civilization is stripped away in an instant. How do we survive? Do we go back to being animals or do we rise to the occasion, insisting on bringing humanity into an inhumane world.
“I am so thrilled to be making this show with Netflix and Miso Film, and I couldn’t be happier with the cast and can’t wait to put them in a post-apocalyptic Scandinavia, where all the straight lines of the controlled North have shattered, and let uncontrolled nature take over everything.”
The show features a large cast including Alba August, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen, Lars Simonsen, Iben Hjejle, Angela Bundalovic, Sonny Lindberg, Jessica Dinnage, Lukas Løkken and Johannes Kuhnke.

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