A still from A Dark, Dark Man

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French production company Arizona Films and UK-based sales house Videoplugger are honoured to release the news that crime series “A Dark, Dark Man” has been picked up in a deal with MHz Networks.

A Dark, Dark Man (3 x 45’, 2021)
A Kazakh interpretation of film noir, “A Dark, Dark Man” is a three-part crime series (released as a feature in 2019) set in the boundless Kazakh steppes. Young but disenchanted policeman Bekzat, charged with covering up a new case of fatal assaults on little boys, is caught off guard by the intervention of Ariana, a defiant and determined journalist coming from the city to investigate the case. Directed by Adilkhan Yerzhanov. Starring Daniar Alshinov, Dinara Baktybaeva and Teoman Khos.

About Arizona Films
Since its creation in 1993, Arizona Films have collaborated with hundreds of partners coming from the most diverse backgrounds: from energy and technology to promotion and crisis management, Arizona Films have maintained the same idea of their work: conveying emotions and sharing values through their audio-visual productions.

About MHZ
MHz Networks offers viewers in North America access to a library of the best television
mysteries, dramas, comedies and documentaries subtitled in English through its subscription streaming service, MHz Choice. Select MHz Networks content is also available on DVD, TVOD and on its free ad-supported service MHz Now, available on Samsung TV Plus and Plex.

Lance Schwulst Vice President, Content Strategy, MHz Networks, said:
“Our audience will be intrigued by the premise of Kazakh noir and the series A Dark, Dark Man by Adilkhan Yerzhanov premiering soon on MHz Choice in the US and Canada won’t disappoint.”

Serik Abishev & Olga Khlasheva, producers from Short Brothers, and Guillaume de Seille from Arizona Films, French co- producer, said:
“We are thrilled to partner with Videoplugger and MHz for this new format and new life for one of the best works of this important filmmaker from Central Asia – Adilkhan Yerzhanov”.

Emanuele Galloni Managing Director, Videoplugger, said:
“It’s a great pride that we are distributing A Dark, Dark Man, in it’s crime series format, it’s one of our most beautiful titles on offer in our catalogue. We are particularly proud of it reaching North American audiences who will appreciate its unique characters, amazing photography, and the breathtaking Kazakh landscapes.”

“A Dark, Dark Man” film review by Variety