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Traffik (TV Miniseries)

Original title
Traffik
Year
Running time
315 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
Simon Moore
Music
Tim Souster
Cinematography
Clive Tickner
Cast
Producer
Carnival Film & Television, Channel 4, Picture Partnership
Genre
Drama | Crime. Drugs. TV Miniseries
Synopsis / Plot
TV mini-series. 6 episodes. The Hamburg police arrest an international businessman, charging him with smuggling heroin from Pakistan. While he's on trial, his trophy wife, a former Olympic swimmer, discovers steely ruthlessness within herself. In Pakistan, the British home minister tours the poppy-eradication project and returns to London to find that his daughter is a heroin addict. While trying to save her, and helped by a crusading attorney, he learns the limits of government policy. Fazal, a peasant burned off his land where he farmed poppies, goes to Karachi and works for Tarik Butt, a murderous drug lord. Fazal's frankness and sense of worth are his strength and his liability. Stories cross and collide.
Awards
1990: BAFTA TV Awards: 4 Awards, including Best miniserie Drama. 6 Nominations
1989: BAFTA TV Awards: Best TV Series - Drama & Best Sound. 4 Nominations
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