They Are Not Strangers: About allegorical dimensions of TV series Äkta människor

At the turn of the years 2013 and 2014, the second season of TV series called Äkta människor (Real Humans) was broadcast in Sweden, a sci-fi based story situated in the not too distant future, where people live together with robots. Besides the fact that sci-fi genre is still rather rare phenomena in the context of European TV production, Äkta människor deserve our attention because of its complex plot structure and allegorical depiction of actual social problems and changes. We can talk about artistic and ideological ambitious project belonging into the line of . . .


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Petr Platenik

Petr Pláteník graduated in Czech philology and Film studies at the Faculty of Arts of Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic. He works as a freelancer. He publishes his texts in Czech magazines A2, Cinepur, Film a doba and he works for various Czech film festivals - the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, the Summer Film School Uherské Hradiště, the Academia film Olomouc and the Festival of Film Animation Olomouc. He has been interested in Nordic film for a long time, especially in Icelandic cinematography and in Nordic film and TV crime dramas. He publishes his texts on this topic mostly on his blog Přiliš velká samota (Too Big of a Solitude).