Netflix has unveiled the trailer for its first Italian original film, Forgive Us Our Debts.
Called Rimetti a Noi i Nostri Debiti in its home country, the movie is created by Antonio Morabito with Claudio Santamaria, Marco Giallini and Jerzy Stuhr.
It follows a newly unemployed man, who, threatened by creditors, agrees to work for a debt collector – but soon discovers his deal with the devil has unexpected costs.
The film was announced by Netflix this week at an event in Rome, as one of 10 new European projects, including seven original series – the first Dutch original series (Netherlands), Mortel (France), The Wave (Germany), Luna Nera (Italy), La Casa de Papel Part 3 (Spain), The English Game (UK), Turn Up Charlie (UK) – and two documentaries, including a continuation of 2004 French classic The Staircase.
The announcement reaffirms Netflix’s commitment to European productions, with shows such as Dark (Germany), Suburra (Italy), Las Chicas del Cable (Spain) and Black Mirror (UK) proving that its international content can resonate with consumers locally and globally. For example, Dark, which debuted last December, generated unexpected fandom in countries such as Chile, Bangladesh and Canada – for every hour watched in Germany, nine hours were watched internationally.
Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer at Netflix, commented: “With over 100 European projects launching this year, we are committed to being a voice for European entertainment, giving passionate local content creators a worldwide platform to share their vision, and offering consumers around the world unique and diverse stories they can discover and enjoy, anywhere, anytime and at the same time, no matter their place or language of origin. And this is just the beginning of our journey.”
Forgive Us Our Debts premieres on Netflix on Friday 4th May. Here’s the trailer:
Forgive Us Our Debts is available on Netflix UK, as part of an £8.99 monthly subscription.
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