Netflix 'Prime Time': Air time, how to watch, trailer and all about thriller
One can never tell what is going to happen on live television and 'Prime Time', the upcoming hostage thriller on Netflix, certainly takes that to a new level. The film revolves around the events of New Year's eve in 1999 when 20-year-old Sebastian (Bartosz Bielenia) hijacks a TV studio and takes a famous TV presenter and a security guard hostage. It is unclear what is the message he wants to broadcast, but as the night wears on, the hostages and their captor begin to bond unexpectedly. The Polish film had its world premiere at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival on January 30, 2021.
If you are a fan of Polish content, you may enjoy other Polish films that have streamed on Netflix such as 'Plagues of Breslau', 'Nobody Sleeps in The Woods Tonight' and 'The Hater'.
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Air time and how to watch
'Prime Time' releases on Netflix at 3am EST on June 30. You can also watch the movie by signing up for the platform’s free trial. Apart from that, viewers can also opt for different subscription plans provided by the streaming giant. A premium plan that allows more people to watch the service on different screens simultaneously, costs $18 per month. Meanwhile, the basic US plan costs $9 per month.
According to a Netflix synopsis, "New Year’s Eve 1999. Twenty-year-old Sebastian, armed with a gun, hijacks a TV studio and takes two hostages — a famous TV presenter and a security guard. His plan? No one seems to know, including Sebastian himself. His demand to deliver his message, whatever that may be, via live broadcast is repeatedly thwarted by an uncertain police force and an egotistical network chairman. As the night wears on, Sebastian and the hostages bond in unexpected ways, while those in power fumble to restore order."
Bartosz Bielenia is an acclaimed stage actor who made his stage debut in 1999 as the title character in the play 'The Little Prince'. He has performed in theatres across Poland and has been highly awarded for his acting skills. In 2020, he received the Shooting Star Award for best young European actor and the European Film Award for best actor. Bielenia is known for his roles in films such as '25 Years of Innocence', The Case of Tomek Komenda', 'Corpus Christi' and 'Clergy'.
Polish actor and writer Magdalena Poplawska is best known for her roles in films such as '53 Wars' where she plays the wife of a war correspondent whose life is taken over by anxiety. She is also known for her roles in films such as 'Between Two Wars' which focuses on child trafficking and the film 'Panic Attack'.
The trailer of 'Prime Time' looks like it will have viewers on the edge of their seats, as a young man takes a terrified news presenter and a security guard hostage. It seems from the trailer that Bielenia has given a truly captivating performance as the troubled young man who seems determined to ensure his message is heard.
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'Nobody Sleeps in The Woods Tonight'
'Plagues of Breslau'
'All My Friends Are Dead'