Finland’s YLE To Produce Chilean Military Coup Thriller

Variety reports that Finnish broadcaster YLE and Santiago de Chile’s Parox are to co-produce six-part political thriller Invisible Heroes, written by Tarja Kylma and Manuela Infante Guell, set during Chile’s 1973 military coup.

The story follows Finnish diplomat Tapani who works in secret, not only from the Chilean military junta, but also from the media and the Finnish government, which proclaims a neutral and passive political position.

Tapani risks his career and his family’s safety by hiding refugees at home as General Pinochet’s tanks take to the streets in Santiago, yet the Finnish press accuse him of doing nothing.

YLE Head Of Drama, Jarmo Lampela, says: “Invisible Heroes talks about people who risk their lives and careers while helping those who suffer – an universal theme. The genre is more or less a political thriller, so we strongly believe it has an own style and tone which could appeal to broad audiences around the world.”

Invisible Heroes will be filmed June to September 2018 in Finnish, Spanish and English on location in Chile and Helsinki.