June 25, 2024

‘1899’: The creators of the Netflix series deny the Brazilian accusation of plagiarism

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'1899': The creators of the Netflix series deny the Brazilian accusation of plagiarism

Jantje FrieseProducer and screenwriter of the series 1899 From dark Next to Baran Bo Udarmanifested in the early morning of Monday, the 21st, in connection with Accusations of plagiarism include the Brazilian series and comic book Black Silence🇧🇷 She denies that Marie Cagnen’s comic was adapted or used as inspiration for the German directorial duo: “Until yesterday we didn’t even know about the existence of your graphic novel,” she said in an Instagram post.

“Hello internet! I haven’t posted anything in years because, honestly, I think social media has become toxic. The last 24 hours have proven it again. To put it in context: A Brazilian artist claimed we plagiarized from her graphic novel. To be clear: we didn’t Until yesterday we didn’t even know this graphic novel existed. Over the course of two years, we put pain, sweat, and exhaustion into creating! 1899🇧🇷 This is an original idea and not based on any material. Yet we are bombarded with messages – some of them ugly and offensive. Someone raises a false alarm and everyone goes for it, without even checking if the statements make sense. Of course this must be a scheme to sell more of your comics: well played,” she wrote in the only post available on her profile.

Odar also spoke out, sharing the post from a fan profile of the series and thanking them for their support.

Thanks @1899netflix for those kind words. They mean a lot to us. As I mentioned in my previous post: Unfortunately we don’t know the artist, her work, nor the comics. We would never steal from other artists because we are artists. We’ve reached out to her too, so I hope she’ll drop these Allegations. The internet has become a weird place. I beg for more love than hate.”

On Sunday the 20th of this month, Brazilian Marie Cagnin used her Twitter account to say that she was in shock when she discovered that 1899, which had just premiered on Netflix, was “identical” to her sitcom launched in 2016 and made available for free reading. She commented that a few years ago she attended the Gothenburg Book Fair in Sweden, where she distributed print and digital copies of her work to publishing houses around the world.

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1899, a series directed by Baran Bo Udar and Jantje Friese, which shows a ship leaving Europe for America filled with immigrants of different nationalities, hoping for a new life in a faraway land. On the way, they come across another ship that had gone missing months before. With that said, a dream of better times can become a nightmare.

Brazilian Marie Cagnen pointed out the similarities between the Netflix series '1899' (2022) (above) and her comic book Black Silence (2016) (below).
Brazilian Marie Cagnen pointed out the similarities between the Netflix series ‘1899’ (2022) (above) and her comic book Black Silence (2016) (below). take photo: Playing Netflix / Mary Cagnin

Black silence It is a crowdfunding comic book, and as the author explains on the first pages of the work, it is science fiction with drama, suspense and horror, set in a dystopian post-apocalyptic future, with an emphasis on the psychological drama of the world. Personalities. The author wrote on Twitter about the similarities: “It’s all there: The Black Pyramid. Deaths inside the ship/ship. The multinational crew. Things that seem strange and unexplained. Eye symbols and when they appear. Written symbols. Voices calling them. Subtle plot details, like the works.” The personal drama of the characters, including the mysterious deaths. Check here for other similarities the author has brought up🇧🇷

In a recent interview with Estadão, Friese explained the origin of the 1899 idea: “With the refugee crisis and Brexit, Europe as we know it was disintegrating in a very unstable and frightening way. We wanted to go back to the idea of ​​Europe and Europeans working together, and these events inspired us.” To create the series, which also has an international team.”

This Sunday, the series was the most watched series on Netflix in 55 countries. Director Baran Bo Udar celebrated on Instagram.

a Estadao Since Sunday, he has been trying to contact comedian Marie Caganin and Netflix.

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