FILMBOX+ Around the World - December 2021
SPI’s streaming service FILMBOX+ which boasts a catalog of over five thousand titles and multiple linear channels was the go-to address for watching #GoodMovies this month for many viewers across the globe. Here’s a look at what’s popular in some of our key territories in December 2021.
ENDLESS LOVE - ROMANIA
The first Turkish scripted series to win an International Emmy Award Endless Love (Kara Sevda) has amassed a pretty large global audience over the years largely due to its riveting storyline and the amazing on-screen chemistry between the leads, Burak Özçivit and Neslihan Atagül Doğulu. The series is exceptionally popular in Romania making it the most-watched content on FilmBox+ in the region this month.
The series revolves around Kemal, a mining engineering student, and son to lower-middle-class parents, and Nihan, the precious daughter of a wealthy family, who fall deeply in love despite their different backgrounds. Kemal and Nihan manage to stay together until Kemal has to leave Istanbul to work in a mine in Zonguldak. When a series of unexpected events start to unfold, Nihan ends up marrying the wealthy businessman Emir Kozcuoğlu who has been in love with her since childhood. 5 years later, Kemal comes back to Istanbul to confront Nihan, Emir, and everything else that made him leave it all behind.
SOURCE CODE - CZECHIA
Czech FilmBox+ subscribers opted for more action and Hollywood grandeur this month. Source Code, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, made it to FilmBox+’s most-watched list in the region this month. The movie directed by Duncan Jones, tells the story of a soldier who wakes up in someone else’s body to discover that he’s part of an experimental government program that aims to find the bomber of a commuter train within 8 minutes. The movie received a Metascore of 74, garnering stellar reviews from critics. In fact, IndieWire’s Eric Kohn calls the movie “a lower-key younger brother to Inception” with its “complex infrastructure of top-tier science fiction cinema”.
EQUILIBRIUM - HUNGARY
Similar to Czechia, an action, sci-fi title topped the charts in Hungary this month. Equilibrium features an all-star cast, including Taye Diggs, Sean Bean, Emily Watson, and Academy Award-winning Christian Bale. The dystopian movie takes place in an oppressive future where all forms of feeling are illegal and a man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system and state. Fun Fact: The movie was nominated for an American Choreography Award for Outstanding Achievement in Fight Choreography!
YOUR MOVE - POLAND
The movie of choice for Polish FilmBox+ subscribers this month was the crime thriller Your Move, starring Robert Davi, Patricia De Leon, and Luke Goss. This is the directorial debut of Goss, who has also written and stars in the neo-noir film which tells the story of a man who goes to extreme lengths to discover what happened to his kidnapped wife and daughter. When talking about the movie Goss says, “I wanted to direct a movie that was my taste and if for some reason people kind of liked it, then I know that all I have to do is make a movie that I like making again and there’d be a couple of people out there that want to watch it.”
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