Bankerot is a series created by Kim Fupz Aakesson with his usual flair for whacky characters, a handful of vaguely dysfunctional characters with many talents but a distinct inability to get their heads round their lives.
Thomas (40) is a widower and Dion (40) is just out of prison. As the Toothfairy pressures Dion to pay back old debt, he drags Martin out of mourning, jumpstarting their old dream to open a restaurant. A dream soon to be invaded by gangsters, fathers, ratting, cheating and a low cash flow. But still, friendship and love seems to grow in this muddyfield of weed and gravel.
It is a character driven series, a motley crew to say the least. None of them are normal. Or is normal actually exactly what they are?
Runtime: 30 minutes
Bankerot - Feed the Beast - Netflix
Feed the Beast is an American crime drama television series based on the Danish series Bankerot by Kim Fupz Aakeson and adapted by Clyde Phillips for AMC, starring David Schwimmer and Jim Sturgess. The series premiered on June 5, 2016, on AMC. On September 2, 2016, AMC canceled the show after one season.
Bankerot - Main - Netflix
David Schwimmer as Thomas “Tommy” Moran, a former sommelier and functional alcoholic who is raising his ten-year-old son, TJ, after the tragic death of his wife, Rie. His dream of opening a restaurant in the Bronx with longtime friend Dion ignites a fire in him that has been absent since his loss. Jim Sturgess as Dion Patras, fresh out of prison and in debt to the Polish Mob, is inspired to open his dream restaurant with his childhood friend, Tommy. A rockstar chef, Dion plays a central role in both Tommy and TJ's life, all the while trying to escape his own inner demons and stay the course in his quest to be the best chef in New York. Lorenza Izzo as Pilar Herrera, a quirky single woman who meets Tommy in a grief group, desperately searching for true love. Her search for love has inadvertently attracted men who capitalize on her naiveté. But when she meets Tommy, her hopes are restored. Michael Gladis as Patrick “The Tooth Fairy” Woichik, a first-generation Polish-American, is a soft-spoken, brutally intimidating local mobster with a penchant for pulling teeth. Though he works for his father, he is also a major disappointment to him. John Doman as Aidan Moran, Tommy's father, a shrewd and ruthless businessman and unapologetic racist. He is a provocative and proud Irish-American and a self-made man with a self-made code of business ethics, which allows plenty of room for bribery, fraud, extortion, bullying and a general embrace of New York's criminal underworld. Christine Adams as Rie Moran, Tommy's late wife, whose African-American roots play a strong role in Tommy's damaged relationship with his father. Remaining present in flashbacks throughout the season, Rie was a talented chef and artistic visionary for the restaurant. Her design book remains a guide for Tommy and Dion. She was a serial optimist who didn't let anyone take her down, especially Tommy's racist father. Her absence is a shroud over all of the characters. Elijah Jacob as Thomas “TJ” Moran Jr., Tommy and Rie's ten-year-old biracial son who is traumatized after witnessing his mother's tragic death and is unable to speak. He suffers from frequent nightmares about the accident in fractured images, but he can't piece the whole sequence together. TJ is a gifted artist, and drawing is one of the only ways he can still connect with the world.
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