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Eccho Rights spots Invisible Heroes

YLE’s Invisible Heroes follows a Finnish diplomat in Pinochet’s Chile

Scandinavian distributor Eccho Rights has added a political thriller commissioned by Finnish pubcaster YLE to its sales slate.

Invisible Heroes is a coproduction for YLE by local prodco Kaiho Republic and Parox, which is based in Chile. The series was ordered by YLE in association with Chilevision.

Inspired by true events, the plot follows the exploits of Finnish diplomat Tapani Brotherus, who, working in secret, helped secure asylum in Europe for more than 2,000 Chilean citizens whose lives were under threat following General Pinochet’s military coup in 1973.

The cast is led by Pelle Heikkilä who plays the role of Brotherus, Ilkka Villi as fellow diplomat Ilkka Jaamala and Sophia Heikkilä as Lysa Brotherus. Mikael Persbrandt appears as Swedish ambassador Harald Edelstam. Chilean actor Cristian Carvajal and Germany’s Sönke Möhring also appear in the six-part drama.

Currently in post-production and due to premiere this spring, the project will debut on the international sales circuit as part of Eccho’s slate at Natpe Miami next week.

Eccho was recently acquired by South Korean media group CJ ENM.


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