Eastern European crime drama The Pleasure Principle opens with the murder of three young women in three different cities — Odessa, Warsaw and Prague.
As three separate police investigations begin, it soon becomes clear the murders are linked, leading Ukrainian militia captain Serhij, Polish superintendent Maria and experienced Czech detective Viktor to work together to find the serial killer.
In this DQTV interview, series director Dariusz Jablonski talks about making one of the first high-end dramas in the region, working with local talent and crew in each of the three countries.
He also discusses his directorial style and the challenge of ensuring continuity throughout the shoot.
The Pleasure Principle is produced by Apple Film Production for Canal+ Poland, Czech TV and Star Media in Ukraine, with Germany’s Beta Film distributing.