FIND OUT ABOUT THE END OF PRIME TIME ON NETFLIX!
Prime Time is available on Netflix! If you want to know all about the explanation at the end, read on! The Polish movie, from the director and co-writer Jakub Piatek, tells the story of a disgruntled young man who takes over a Krakow television studio at the turn of the new millennium to make a live statement to the world.
But the content of that statement, and even everything about the young man, are details that remain unexplored throughout the movie. Without them, Prime Time is an interesting exercise in suspense, but not a movie. We know that we are on New Year’s Eve 1999 and the paranoia of the year 2000 grips a nation terrified of the prospect of impending calamity.
We know her hostages are Grzegorz, a security guard, and Mira, a longtime host. Oh, and we know he has a gun. It’s all of these things we learn in the first twenty-something minutes, and they’re the only things we know at the end of Prime Time. If you want to know the explanation for the end of Prime Time, read on!
EXPLANATION OF THE END OF BONUS TIME ON NETFLIX!
After many unsuccessful attempts, the officers eventually accede to Sebastian’s request. A distressed Sebastian gets angry, the lights go out and Mira tries to escape. Sebastian stops her, but she is seriously injured. Things go sour from there, and Sebastian realizes there is no way out for him. He lets Mira be evacuated and allows Grzegorz to leave. Before facing the camera, Sebastian burns the pages he wrote his speech on. He then admits that his rifle had never been loaded.
In the end, there is a lot of ado about nothing, as we never learn what was raging inside Sebastian that he wanted so badly to communicate to the world. However, we do receive some clues throughout the movie that hint at Sebastian’s motivation. Whether it was the Y2K bug or the growing unrest among young people, various social issues unique to the era are shown through archival footage.
In one scene, Sebastian’s father comments on his “sick lifestyle,” which suggests that Sebastian’s motivation has an LGBTQ + aspect to it. Sebastian’s troubled childhood and family life also indicate that he simply wants to be on TV to fulfill his wishes and gain a sense of achievement.
However, none of the clues is sufficient evidence to conclude. In an era before the rise of the internet and social media, television was the primary source for voicing opinions. The director intentionally leaves Prime Time’s ending open to allow viewers to find their cause in this act of rebellion while also highlighting the socio-political issues of the time.