To the Lake – Netflix – One Season

Yet another dip into the international section of Netflix for this little gem from Russia which focuses on an uncontrolled outbreak of a deadly disease in Moscow (sound familiar?) but without the usual hullabaloo of zombie apocalypse and a very interesting geo-political subtext unravelling in the background.

Two families from different parts of society come together to attempt an escape of the quarantined city but in doing so their dynamic and morals are tested to the extreme. Slight eye raising, uncomfortable and stereotypical accusatory undertones as the first series draws to climax but if you can get past the dubbing (we preferred to watch with subtitles instead) then you certainly won’t be wasting your time with this.

Already looking forward to the second series in 2021.

Rating: 8/10

Viewed: September 2020

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