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Undercut: Wooden Treasure    

Series 1: 4x60 | HD | 2019
Series 2: 5x60 | HD | 2019
Production Company
GiUMa Produzioni
Primary Broadcaster
DMAX Italy

On a single night, gusts of wind reaching up to 120 mph knocked down, uprooted and snapped over 14 million trees. The storm was named Vaia.

A disaster of unprecedented proportions that need to be remedied as soon as possible to prevent unthinkable environmental and financial damage.

Only highly qualified lumberjacks are capable of taking on such a risky job. They must face a challenge that requires exceptional skills and physical force, but that can also be transformed into a major money-making opportunity.

To win an auction and invest millions of euro into new machinery to do one of the most dangerous jobs in the world: this is the task of four teams of lumberjacks who have been called in to clear the forest of millions of cubic meters of fallen trees. There will be forest trails to be reconstructed and cableways to be set up, before it's possible to recover the thousands of tree trunks, remove their branches and transport them down the mountains to be transformed into hard cash. The effort, the hitches and the tension inside the various teams are the narrative mechanisms for the series.

Hard work, fatigue, constant danger and a race against time as well as unforeseen events to turn a maximum profit: this is UNDERCUT - wooden treasure.

Series 2 - Episode 1

A year after the Vaia storm there are still thousands of hectares of land to be cleaned up and lots to make the most of. It’s a struggle against time to eliminate the fallen trees and create the right conditions for them to grow again. The lumberjacks move forward gritting their teeth and doubling their efforts. The forest is their home as well as their job.

Series 1 - Episode 4

Andrea, a professional lumberjack thinking of joining the team, arrives at the Zoppè work site, but he continues to butt heads with Vania until he’s asked to leave the site. The Giacomelli team hopes to win an auction for a new lot and the three of them go to the site for an inspection. Things seem to be going well but some bad news arrives that quickly puts out their enthusiasm.

Series 1 - Episode 1

Four teams of lumberjacks work in Northern Italy to free-up the forest from the wreckage caused by the Vaia storm. A strong wind blows at team Zoppè’s work site that compromises their safety. Vania and Roberto decide to cut down a few dangerous trees, but the gusts of wind put the two in serious difficulty and danger.