Movie about power grid failure

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movie about power grid failure

Blackout by Marc Elsberg

A terrifyingly plausible, million-copy selling debut about an international blackout perpetrated by a hacker attack.

One night, the lights go out across Europe. The electrical grids collapse on an epic scale and unleash a devastating chaos in the total blackout. And unbeknownst to the general population, nuclear reactors are starting to overheat…

When a former hacker and activist who knows a thing or two about infiltrating networks starts investigating the cause of this disaster, he soon becomes a prime suspect. As threats to the United States start to emerge, he goes on the run with a young American reporter based in Paris, racing desperately to turn the lights back on. Because if they stay off, tomorrow may be too late.
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Published on June 13, Have you ever wondered what your life would be like without electricity? You press the switch, and nothing happens. The cinema has imagined this on countless occasions and has left us with a bunch of films that portray a reality much worse than the one we know. Imagining the future, or a totally different present, is a recurring theme among writers and film-makers. Catastrophes and apocalypses have provided varied, original visions of things to come.

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