VIDEO. A Romanian series, inspired by a French history adapted by the Turks and directed by a Spanish. In short, it is the story of Vlad, who will be on Pro TV in 2019.
We repeat: The Vlad series is made in Romania after a Turkish script (again inspired by the story of Monte Cristo). The director of the Romanian production is the Spaniard Jesus del Cerro.
Paginademedia.ro was behind the scenes, filmed and talked to the director for future production.
Filming for "Vlad", which comes on the Pro TV network next year, has come to an end. Production is a thrill announced as a "modern Monte Cristo", but it is also inspired by a Turkish history.
"The series has Turkish origin, but it also originated in France, because it is inspired by the history of Monte Cristo, so we must take the best of each," said the director. Jesus dell Cerro for Paginademedia.ro.
How is one of Vlad's shooting places? How do the actors prepare for a double? What does the director say about scenarios and technical issues?
Paginademedia.ro It was in one of the places where the show was poured. Here are a few moments with some of the main characters in the show: Olimpia Melinte, Adrian Nartea, Andrei Araditz, Emilian Oprea or Fantefan Iancu.
Director Jesus del Cerro, who led Romanian films such as "Hawaii", "Bridal Chair" or "Mamaia", talked about the series he characterizes as "a love story of treason and revenge".
VIDEO. The "Vlad" series behind the cameras
"Vlad" tells the story of Adrian (Anghel Damian), a young man who was unfairly imprisoned as a robbery. Those who betray him are his friends, Stefan Dragomir (Andrei Araditz) and Leonard Cazacu (Emilian Oprea).
After escaping from prison, Adrian Vlad, a role as Adrian Nartea, becomes a successful, rich and charming man with strong allies ready to give every detail of a perfect revenge.
Olimpia Melinte plays the role of Eliza, Vlad's only great love, who betrayed him when he was imprisoned, and Diana Sărăcuţu is sister Eliza in the series, Roxana.
Then interview the director Jesus del Cerro:
Paginademedia.ro: What's the difference between making a movie and making a serial?
Jesus del Cerro: Actually, in a movie everything is more compact, you have to tell it, and it's more important because you do it once. In a series, because of its structure, you can tell things a lot more times. It's much more complex. You have more stories, more narrative threads, more episodes.
Paginademedia.ro: How many rooms are needed for a scene?
Jesus del Cerro: We normally shoot two cameras. To get better light, two rooms are required.
Paginademedia.ro: How do you feel this series?
Jesus del Cerro: The first time I saw the scenes, it seemed that it was an incredible story, how she managed to tell … I don't want to tell you more, but besides being a great story, it's surprising and I was fascinated by the first
Paginademedia.ro: We know the series has Turkish origin, and we noticed the differences between a Turkish series and a Romanian or Spanish series. Will there be any differences in this series?
Jesus del Cerro: Vlad is a 100% Romanian series. It takes place in Romania, the characters are Romanian, it's Romania. The series has Turkish origin, but it also has French origin because it is inspired by the history of Monte Cristo, so we have to take the best of each.
These stories are repeated because they are universal and are good. Good stories will always repeat, traditions, love, and I think Montecristo's story is repeated because it's good.
Paginademedia.ro: What should viewers expect to see the show?
Jesus del Cerro: To a story of love, a story of betrayal and revenge.
Author: Raul Bambu