Philip Glenister and Shaun Paul McGrath star in a new series set to be screened in December 18th.
British audiences will have to wait a little longer whilst the Israeli bombard their viewers with the trailers of this exciting10 part releaseTV series, “Carthago”.
“Carthago” The promos that drove the country crazy: viewers of the 2022 World Cup in Israel already know what to expect at every commercial break – a promo for “Carthago”, the new drama series from the Israel Broadcasting Corporation. After already having success with another war drama, “Lockdown Time”, the corporation teamed up with the Netz brothers, Rashef Levy and TomerShani with what should be their next flagship series. The premiere episode of “Carthago” will be broadcast on Khan 11 on December 18th, a few hours after the broadcast of the World Cup final.
THIS SERIES SHOULD NOT BE MISSED!
“Carthago” is described as a historical thriller with touches of black humour, based on real events in the 1940s. It tells the story of the inmates detained in a concentration camp, established by the British in Eritrea, Africa, during World War II. The series, which was filmed in Colombia, is the product of collaboration with international production companies from Argentina, Colombia and Cyprus – and it benefits from a particularly high budget, within the framework of filming, using real sets. All of which was erected for each location, without the use of computer effects.
REAL SETS ON LOCATION:
“Carthago” is one of the biggest productions seen in Israel, and especially for the cinematograpy. The creators insisted on building real sets in each location, without the use of computer effects. The result gives the series a special visual, reminiscent of a Hollywood of the past, which does not exist even for productions from around the world. The series tells the story of Eliyahu (Elijah) Levy (Uri Gov in the lead role), an actor in the broom theatre, who arrives in Carthago prison camp after being accused of collaborating with the British. But Eliyahu is not a member of any political organization and his ideology is foreign to the time – he believes in self-fulfilment. Upon his arrival at the camp, he discovers that the wife of the warden of the prison, Lord Davidson (played by the British actor Philip Glenister) is connected to him in a secret relationship, which, if discovered, will lead to their death. British actor Olly Buckner also stars as the timid trodden Nazi spy, with connections to this relationship.
“Carthago” is a thriller that returns to the forgotten story of the Etzel and Lahi underground fighters who were deported to an isolated detention camp in Africa at the height of World War II, and were confined. Director Quentin Tarantino’s film, “Inglorious Bastards”, which was released in 2009 and presented a revised version of history, in which Jews, and not only them, get revenge on the Nazis – now a classic. ‘Kan 11’ have prepared a new series, which goes back to the same period of the Second World War, and presents another heroic story of a war with the oppressor.
“Carthago”, is a psychological drama and thriller, inspired by real events. The broadcasting corporation says that this is a huge production which was filmed on location in Colombia.
CAMPS, ARRESTED WITHOUT DUE PROCESS:
One clear day and without a preliminary trial, the leaders of the underground find themselves in the detention camp, the same people who later became the founders of the state and the leaders of the political right in Israel. Beside them, in the camp, Italian fascists and junior Nazis are held. Whilst a melting pot of anger passion and loyalty ensues for each groups cause.
HOST OF INTERNATIONAL ACTORS
The series features Israeli actors alongside international stars:Reshef Levy, also plays a lead role in the series. Uri Gov, Philip Glenister, Rashef Levy, Jacob Zeda-Daniel, Henry David, Carolina Jurczak, Oliver Buchner, Shaun Paul McGrath, Oleg Levin and many more. “Carthago” is a historical thriller with touches of black humour, the story of the survivors of an North Africian detention camp, during World War II.
“Carthago” was created and written by Rashef Levy (“The Arbiter”, “Lost Islands”), Yenz Levy (“The Adventures of David Aryeh”) and TomerShani (“A Very Important Man”, “Nechma”), who were first exposed to the story through Rashef’s father Vinz, who was himself a prisoner in the camp. This is the second collaboration between Rashef Levy and TomerShani after the previous series they created together, “Consolation”.
The centre of the plot is Eliyahu (Elijah) Levy, played by the actor Uri Gov (“Palmah”). Elijah is an actor in the broom theatre who arrives in Carthago after he is accused of collaborating with the British, even though he is not a member of any political organization. Arriving at the camp, he discovers that his lover has married the warden of the prison, Lord Davidson (Played by British actor Philip Glenister, “Belgravia”) – a secret relationship that, if discovered, will lead to their death. In addition, Nazis,Italians and any other faction threatening the British Crown are also detained in the same camp.
All in all, we see the morality of the detainees whilst trying to survive each other in a prison, a prison full of ideological criminals; whose belief in the righteousness of their way, leads them to, sometimes, resort to extreme violence that is not accompanied by remorse. The series explores the connection between ideology and violence and the price people are forced to pay for their freedom. A world where racism is an accepted way of thinking and where democracy is under attack, all under the watchful gaze of strict British prison commanders played by, Philip Glenister & Shaun Paul McGrath.
BROADCASTING SUNDAYS & WEDNESDAYS
“Carthago” will be broadcast on Sundays and Wednesdays, at 21:15 on Kan 11 and on digital, starting from December, 18th – then a double opening episode will be broadcast. Episode 3 will be available for initial and exclusive viewing via the box app – Khan 11 before major release worldwide. Brabner summer.TV online