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    Fall premieres? We’ve got ’em! Here’s a run down of new and returning series premiering in October ONLY on MHz Choice!

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    Oct. 3: Missing

    MYSTERY | SWEDEN | SWEDISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | TV-14

    In this dark and suspenseful four-part miniseries, Helena Bergström (the original Annika Bengtzon) plays Maja Silver, an inspector with the Stockholm police department who returns to her hometown in the Swedish Bible Belt in an attempt to reconnect with her daughter.


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    Oct. 3: A Dangerous Fortune

    DRAMA | GERMANY | GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | TV-MA

    Based on Ken Follett’s world-wide bestselling novel (more than 7 million copies), A Dangerous Fortune is a story of love, unfulfilled passion, greed, power and intrigue, set against the backdrop of Victorian London’s financial world. Rich and poor co-exist fitfully across an economic chasm and the first budding women’s movement begins opening new doors to empowerment. Directed by Christian Schwochow (“West”, “Open The Wall”, “The Tower”), the opulent drama stars Dominic Thorburn, Laura de Boer, Jeanette Hain (“The Reader”), Maria Dragus (“The White Ribbon”), Luca Marinelli (“The Great Beauty”), David Bennent (“Tin Drum”) and many more.



    Oct. 10: Henning Mankell: Homo Narrans

    NONFICTION – DOCUMENTARY | SWEDEN | SWEDISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | TV-PG

    On October 5th, 2015, Swedish writer Henning Mankell sadly passed away in Gothenburg at the age of 67. Mankell was one of the world’s best-selling writers with more than 40 million books sold worldwide. He was a leading figure in the wave of “Nordic Noir” fiction and is perhaps best known for his novels about inspector Kurt Wallander, which resulted in 32 Swedish TV movies starring Krister Henriksson. Mankell was diagnosed with cancer and in 2015 he asked his close friend and renowned documentary filmmaker Stefan Jarl to film his “testament”. The result is a 50-minute documentary, Homo Narrans, which shows never-before-seen footage of Mankell sharing his thoughts on the world and on his life’s work. It was Henning Mankell´s request to release the film after his passing.

    Author Henning Mankell


    Oct. 10: Turkish For Beginners (Season 2)

    COMEDY | GERMANY | GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | TV-14

    Teenage Lena is horrified when her anti-disciplinarian mother moves their family in with her Turkish boyfriend and his two kids. Cultures clash and hormones rage in this hilarious and critically-acclaimed German comedy – it’s The Brady Bunch with sex! Season Two picks up with Lena caught in a dilemma: should she follow her head and stick with her boyfriend Axel, or follow her heart and pursue a relationship with Cem? Meanwhile, Yagmur starts receiving anonymous messages from a secret admirer, Doris’ sister returns to Berlin (much to the chagrin of Doris!) and Metin begins planning the ultimate proposal… 

    Catch up on SEASON 1 here!

    Josefine Preuß and Elyas M'Barek star in Turkish for Beginners


    Oct. 24: Antarctica’s Secrets/Antarctica: Antarctica: Living on the Edge

    NONFICTION – DOCUMENTARY | FRANCE | FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | TV-PG

    If you liked March of the Penguins, you’ll love these fascinating French documentaries about the frozen continent!

    Antarctica's Secrets / Antarctica: Life on the Edge

    Oct. 24: Anti-Drug Squad (Season 2)

    DRAMA – CRIME | ITALY | ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | TV-14

    Detective Daria Lucente has been promoted as the new chief of the Anti-Drug Squad. She’s out for revenge against the drug dealers who killed her husband and partner during a drug deal gone awry. Now, she and her team of experts aim bring down the entire cartel and its new boss…

    Catch up on SEASON 1 here!

    Laura Glavan stars in Anti-Drug Squad



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    Season 2 premieres Oct. 10th!

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    Get ready for more clashing cultures and raging hormones as Season 2 of the hilarious and critically-acclaimed German comedy Turkish for Beginners premieres October 10th on MHz Choice!

    Premieres October 10th!

    Praised by DW as “a highly entertaining bonanza of cultural stereotypes,” Turkish for Beginners stars Josefine Preuß as Lena Schneider, a typical German teenager living with a single mom, Doris, and her dorky little brother, Nils. Doris is a free-spirited, anti-authoritarian psychologist; her idea of good parenting is to give the kids free reign and to talk it out afterwards. So far, so good. But Lena is horrified when Doris decides to move the family in with her Turkish boyfriend Metin and his two kids! Now, not only does Lena have to adjust to life in a new house and a new school, but she also has two brand-new step-siblings to deal with – Cem, a macho wannabe whose main goal in life is being cool, and the stern, hyper-religious Yagmur, who masks her grief over her own mother’s death by throwing herself into Islam. Towards the end of the first season, the family expands further when Doris’ right-wing, xenophobic father moves in with them. One big happy, right? Things get even more complicated when Lena and Cem begin to fall for each other. Did we mention this is the most un-PC show ever? Yes, it’s The Brady Bunch with sex!

    Season Two picks up with Lena caught in a dilemma: should she follow her head and stick with her boyfriend Axel, or follow her heart and pursue a relationship with Cem? Meanwhile, Yagmur starts receiving anonymous messages from a secret admirer, Doris’ sister returns to Berlin (much to the chagrin of Doris!) and Metin begins planning the ultimate proposal…

    One of the challenges of creating English subtitles for a foreign language sitcom is the sheer amount of dialogue in each installment. For example, the average episode of Turkish for Beginners features 400 individual subtitles – that’s a lot of on-screen text to fit into less than a half hour! Combine that with the rapid-fire delivery of the actors, the mixture of spoken German and Turkish (often swapping back and forth in the same scene) and Lena’s stream of consciousness voice-over commentary (which we signify using italics) – not to mention the s-stuttering Costa and his unique v-verbal t-tics – and it’s no wonder that it takes just as long to subtitle a single 25-minute Turkish episode as it does to subtitle a complete 90-minute Tatort! It’s a time-consuming process of laying in the original translations scene-by-scene, re-writing and re-timing each and every subtitle to make sure all the punch lines land – and that they’re up on screen long enough for you to read them! (We watch each episode in real-time with the finished subtitles to make sure they’re just right. And often find ourselves laughing out loud at them again.)

    Lena (Josefine Preuß) and Cem (Elyas M'Barek)
    Doris (Anna Stieblich) and Metin (Adnan Maral)

    So get ready for a bumper season (24 episodes this time!) of love, laughs and a ton of uniquely German* pop culture references! (This is the only show that can casually reference Goethe in one scene and debate the relative merits of Bavarian Tatort in the next.) Growing up has never been this much fun!

    Yagmur (Pegah Ferydoni) is in love!
    Lena (Josefine Preuß) and Axel (Axel Schreiber)

    Random notes:

    * In the early episodes, Axel torments Cem by singing the ‘TKKG’ theme song. ‘TKKG’ is a long-running junior detective – think ‘The Hardy Boys’ or ‘The Famous Five’ – series of radio dramas. Yes, that’s still a thing in Germany.

    * In the episode where Yagmur tries on makeup, she compares herself to actress Sibel Kekilli. These days, Kekilli is best known for her role as Shae in Game of Thrones. Kekilli joins the regular cast of Tatort: Borowski beginning with Season 2, Episode 6 (‘Borowski and the Matter of Pure Taste’) – playing free-spirit Sarah Brandt.

    * One final note: In Episode 209, we reference Ursula Gertrud von der Leyen as being Germany’s defense minister, a post she assumed in 2013. This episode was filmed in 2006, when von der Leyen was the Minister of Family Affairs and Youth. We apologize for the temporal anomaly.


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     Documentary ‘Henning Mankell: Homo Narrans’ makes its U.S. premiere on MHz Choice October 10th.

    Premiering October 10th

    Before he died in 2015, Swedish writer Henning Mankell asked his friend and renowned documentary filmmaker Stefan Jarl to film his “testament”. The resulting doc shows never-before-seen footage of one of the world’s best-selling writers, a leading figure in the wave of “Nordic Noir” fiction best known for his novels about Inspector Kurt Wallander.

    In Henning Mankell: Homo Narrans, he speaks with the candor and the urgency of a dying man. Subjects range from details about his life as an artist, to politics and the avoidance of death by modern Western society. Intercut with his interview are excerpts of his poetry, read by his friend Krister Henriksson, who played the definitive (and longest running) version of Kurt Wallander on TV.

    Mankell was prolific – in addition to the 40 novels he wrote during his lifetime, he also wrote many children’s books and 42 plays. MHz Choice viewers are already familiar with Talisman, the series he co-wrote (and appeared in) with Hamilton creator Jan Guillou, and with Kennedy’s Brain, based on his novel. And in an interesting stroke of coincidence, premiering on the same day as Henning Mankell: Homo Narrans is one of two episodes of Tatort: Borowski that Mankell wrote the story for – Season Two, Episode 7, “Borowski and the Fourth Man.”


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    Tired of struggling with irregular verbs and declension rules? Why not put your textbook aside for a while and immerse yourself in some top notch series from Germany? Good for advanced beginner students to old German language pros!


    Tatort: Cologne

    DRAMA – CRIME | GERMANY | GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | TV-14

    Tatort: Cologne. Max Ballauf (Klaus J. Berendt) and Freddy Schenk (Dietmar Bär).

    Cologne is known for its cathedral and its carnival, but Germany’s party-loving metropolis is also rife with crime. Among those whose job it is to find the city’s murderers and their motives are homicide inspectors Max Ballauf and Freddy Schenk. With his chiseled features and melancholy gaze, Max Ballauf (Klaus J. Behrendt) is the ladies’ man who can get the most reserved upper-crust woman and the toughest, tight-lipped madam to willingly part with her secrets. But while his quick temper often gets him into trouble, his robust, level-headed partner Freddy Schenk (Dietmar Bär) is always there to help him out. Schenk’s stocky frame and good-natured ways belie his physical and mental agility, as well as his dogged persistence. Together, Freddy and Max are two of the most popular investigators in the 47-year history of the Tatort franchise.



    Tatort: Borowski

    DRAMA – CRIME | GERMANY | GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | TV-14

    Tatort: Borowski

    Detective Klaus Borowski is a quixotic, social disaster who manages to offend everyone while solving crimes in the port city of Kiel. His infuriating mix of callousness and sensitivity serves him well on the job, but gets him in trouble with everyone in his private life. His assistant, his ex-wife, his daughter and his shrink all want to throttle him most of the time, unless he’s having one of his rare good moments – in which case, he’s delightful.



    Crime Scene Cleaner

    COMEDY | GERMANY | GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | TV-14

    Bjarne Mädel stars in Crime Scene Cleaner

    In this immensely popular German comedy, Bjarne Mädel stars as Heiko “Schotty” Schotte – a man whose work begins where others pass in horror. He’s a contract cleaner, sent to sanitize crime scenes after the police have finished their investigations.



    The Weissensee Saga

    DRAMA | GERMANY | GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | TV-PG

    The Weissensee Saga

    A sweeping, gripping family saga of conflicting loyalties, love and betrayal, set behind the Iron Curtain in 1980s East Berlin. Uwe Kockisch (Donna Leon’s Brunetti) stars as Hans Kupfer, a Stasi officer whose youngest son, Martin, falls in love with Julia, the daughter of a dissident singer. Their courtship threatens the safety of both families, and sets into motion tumultuous events which play out over the course of the subsequent decade.



    Turkish for Beginners

    COMEDY | GERMANY | GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | TV-14

    Turkish for Beginners, Season 2

    Teenage Lena is horrified when her anti-disciplinarian mother moves their family in with her Turkish boyfriend and his two kids. Cultures clash and hormones rage in this hilarious and critically-acclaimed German comedy!



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  • 10/18/17--14:45: First Look: Antarctica
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    Antarctica, a spellbinding new documentary series about the frozen continent, premieres October 24th on MHz Choice!

    Premieres October 24th!

    In 2016, photographers Laurent Ballesta and Vincent Munier joined a French expedition aboard a polar icebreaker to document the marvels of the frozen continent, both on the ice and under it. The three-part documentary series Antarctica showcases their work, and serves as a chronicle of the effect climate change is having on the unique and diverse wildlife in this harsh environment.

    The story is told three overlapping installments: The first two programs are narrated in English, with interviews and testimonies in French with English subtitles, and the final program is entirely in French with English subtitles. ‘Antarctica’s Secrets’ and ‘Antarctica: Living on the Edge’ showcase the flora and fauna of the rapidly changing continent, and the feature-length ‘In the Footsteps of the Emperor’ focuses on the life cycle of the emperor penguin.

    Production Stills

    Needless to say, the photography is stunning  – particularly the underwater sequences – and the penguins are arguably even more compelling than they were in the Oscar-winning documentary March of the Penguins. Laurent Ballesta’s still photographs from the expedition have also been published in National Geographic  – you can see some samples of his work here.

    Antarctica premieres October 24th on MHz Choice!


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    Premieres October 24th!

    Ready for another wild ride through the underbelly of Rome? We can’t tell you much more than that because of spoilers – but if you’re in the mood for a terrific ensemble drama and fast-paced action, tune in! Season 2 of Anti-Drug Squad begins premiering on Oct. 24th on MHz Choice.


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