A new virus appears in the world. A family will have to choose between protecting their infected child and sacrificing it for the good of humanity.
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A typical day of the Mendes family is interrupted when, suddenly, his neighbor, Lourenço, begins to suffocate in his own blood. Without any apparent explanation and with congested national hotlines, the family needs to act quickly. When a wave of deaths begins to haunt them, they realize that their neighbor may not be the only victim.
How many lives are our children worth?
Is man a product of the environment in which he is inserted?
Is it possible that a genocidal government is humanity's only salvation?
The miniseries "Perimeter" intends to grab the viewer's attention using the emergence of a worldwide and lethal virus as a pretext for such questions.
Put under pressure, an apparently stable family will reveal that it has hidden dysfunctions. A misunderstood mother, who tries to drown her frustration in an extramarital relationship; a father who prioritizes the family, but, on the contrary, is absent due to work; an older son, who values himself and external relations more than his own family; and a child with the lethal virus, who will have to weigh moral issues that no one should ever have to make.
Following the trajectory of these relatable characters in extreme situations, we will be able to empathize and be moved by their difficult decisions, from the most evasive and reserved, to the most impulsive.
In parallel, the government needs to act quickly against the wave of deaths caused by the virus. All research indicates that this virus is only found in children. Anyone who enters in the mortal perimeter will not be spared. Knowing that the perimeter is always growing, will there be time to invest in the development of a cure or would the extermination of the hosts be the best alternative?
This miniseries is inspired by several post-apocalyptic pieces and, like these, we decided to explore the human being and his relationships within extraordinary conditions in order to create a striking visual aesthetic. Our focus is to question the extent to which moral values are applicable.