Traffik (Umbrella) (1989)

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Released 20-Feb-2006
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The original Emmy and BAFTA award winning mini-series that inspired the Oscar-winning film TRAFFIC starring Michael Douglas, TRAFFIK is a devastating portrait of the global heroin trade extending from the poppy fields of Pakistan through the drug syndicates of Hamburg to the needle-infested haunts of London.

Showing how the drug trade taints the lives of all involved, TRAFFIK is a spellbinding chronicle of the people growing, selling, using and outlawing heroin, and stars BILL PATERSON (The Singing Detective) as an English Minister trying to secure a financial-aid agreement with Pakistan to eradicate poppy production; his life is shattered however when the drug infiltrates his own family.

"Like The Singing Detective, Alastair Reid’s award-winning 1989 British miniseries has taken on mythic status” wrote Amazon’s Donald Liebenson of this brutal portrayal of modern opium trafficking and the war on drugs.

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Bill Paterson
Lindsay Duncan
Julia Ormond
Jamal Shah
Fritz Müller-Scherz
Vincenzo Benestante
Directed by
Alastair Ried
Tim Souster
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding Dual
Drama 1989 316:03 576i (PAL) 1 2 3 4 5 6
Full Frame
English Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
Main Menu Audio, Trailer-Meantime, Year Of The Gun, Shallow Grave, Trailer-The Great Bookie Robbery
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