A scene in the TV series Sinh Tử (Dead or Alive), produced by Việt Nam Television Film Centre. — Photo courtesy of VFC
HÀ NỘI — A new television series exposing corruption in Việt Nam will air on November 4.
The TV series Sinh Tử (Dead or Alive) starts with a mine collapse in a mountainous province leading to many deaths and injuries.
The story reveals illegal co-operation between enterprises and local authorities.
Over the course of 70 episodes, the series highlights the often dangerous alliance between enterprises and authorities. Through bribery, they implement illegal projects in construction and investment. The series tells of the brave struggle by the police, inspectors from the People’s Procuracy and investigating journalists.
“It’s the biggest project by Việt Nam Television Film Centre (VFC) this year,” said the centre’s director Đỗ Thanh Hải.
“Many impressive scenes were shot in Việt Nam, Laos and Thailand.”
The project was directed by People’s Artist Khải Hưng who is well known for political commentary shows, and his student, Meritorious Artist Mai Hiền, co-director of the TV blockbuster Người Phán Xử (The Arbitrator).
The series will see the involvement of famous artists such as People’s Artist Hoàng Dũng, Meritorious Artist Đỗ Kỷ, actor Mạnh Trường, actress Thanh Hương and actor Việt Anh.
“The film is attractive as it reflects urgent problems in society,” said Hải.
“Though it mentions political and social issues, it’s not dry, it still presents emotional scenes for viewers.”
Hải added that it’s the first film project mentioning the work of officers from the People’s Procuracy.
After debuting on VTV1 channel, it will be screened on VTV4 channel with English subtitles. — VNS