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THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ: TRAILER, FIRST LOOK AND DATE CONFIRMED FOR NEW SKY DRAMA

Sky and Peacock release the full trailer for upcoming original series The Tattooist of Auschwitz which will be available on Sky Atlantic 2nd May.



The six-part limited drama series, based on the international bestselling novel by Heather Morris, is inspired by the real-life story of Lali and Gita Sokolov, who met while prisoners in the Auschwitz concentration camp during the Holocaust of World War II.



This powerful trailer shows an older Lali (Harvey Keitel) retelling his experiences of Auschwitz to Heather Morris (Melanie Lynskey) as we journey with him through his memories of that time. As the trailer unfolds, audiences witness the emotional tale of love and resilience as younger Lali, (Jonah Hauer-King), crosses paths with Gita (Anna Próchniak) and embarks on a profound journey of love amidst the horrors of Auschwitz-Birkenau.


The trailer includes a poignant original score from multi–Academy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer and Kara Talve, who have also composed the soundtrack for the series.



The Tattooist of Auschwitz is the story of one man, Lali (Hauer-King), a Slovakian Jew, who, in 1942, is deported to Auschwitz, the concentration camp where over a million Jews were murdered during the Holocaust.



Shortly after arrival, Lali is made one of the Tätowierer (tattooists), charged to ink identification numbers onto fellow prisoners’ arms. One day, he meets Gita (Próchniak) when tattooing her prisoner number on her arm, leading to a love that defies the horrors around them. So begins a courageous and unforgettable story. Under constant guard from a volatile Nazi SS officer Stefan Baretzki (Jonas Nay), Lali and Gita become determined to keep each other alive.



Around 60 years later, Lali (Keitel) now in his 80’s, meets aspiring writer Heather Morris (Lynskey). Recently widowed, Lali finds the courage to tell the world his story. In recounting his past to Heather, Lali finally confronts the traumatic ghosts of his youth and relives his memories of falling in love in the darkest of places. 


The Tattooist of Auschwitz will be available on Sky Atlantic 2nd May.

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