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In the thick of 1980's Cold War hysteria, the Romanian government created the country's most popular and longest-running series, Comrade Detective, a sleek and gritty police show that not only entertained its citizens but also promoted Communist ideals and inspired a deep nationalism. The action-packed and blood-soaked first season finds Detectives Gregor Anghel and Joseph Baciu investigating the... See full summary »
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 Gregor Anghel (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Gregor Anghel (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Iosif Baciu (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Iosif Baciu (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Jane (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Jane (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Dragos (6 episodes, 2017)
Florin Galan ...
 Dragos (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Tipsy / ... (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Sonya Baciu (5 episodes, 2017)
Diana Vladu ...
 Sonya Baciu (5 episodes, 2017)
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 Captain Covaci (5 episodes, 2017)
Adrian Paduraru ...
 Captain Covaci (5 episodes, 2017)
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 Stan (5 episodes, 2017)
Ion Grosu ...
 Stan (5 episodes, 2017)
Tipsie Angelo ...
 Tipsy (5 episodes, 2017)
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 Flavia Baciu (4 episodes, 2017)
Rianna Mitrol ...
 Flavia Baciu (4 episodes, 2017)
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 Andrei Baciu (4 episodes, 2017)
Odin Nielsen ...
 Andrei Baciu (4 episodes, 2017)
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 American Embassy Assistant / ... (4 episodes, 2017)
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 Victor Dinca / ... (4 episodes, 2017)
Edward McGinty ...
 Constantin Dita (3 episodes, 2017)
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 Additional Voices / ... (3 episodes, 2017)
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 Constantin Dita (3 episodes, 2017)
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 Stefan / ... (3 episodes, 2017)
Catalin Fartaes ...
 Victor Dinca (3 episodes, 2017)
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In the thick of 1980's Cold War hysteria, the Romanian government created the country's most popular and longest-running series, Comrade Detective, a sleek and gritty police show that not only entertained its citizens but also promoted Communist ideals and inspired a deep nationalism. The action-packed and blood-soaked first season finds Detectives Gregor Anghel and Joseph Baciu investigating the murder of fellow officer Nikita Ionescu and, in the process, unraveling a subversive plot to destroy their country that is fueled by-what else-but the greatest enemy: Capitalism.

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great but could be better
5 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

it is a good try and a great spoof series but even Communist propaganda was a bit more subtle.

The Communist propaganda movie heroes did not drink heavy or sleep around carelessly ( albeit seducing an imperialist women in the service of the Party would have been perfectly fine ). The filmmakers there were also all too conscious that the Soviet block realities were grittier so usually the movies would show more prosperity and modernity than was the case for the vast majority of the population. Only the best buildings and the nicest parts of the city would appear on screen. The main character of a Communist propaganda movie would be a happy worker or collective farmer (if he was a policemen he would have started as factory worker and then promoted for his qualities), wise and good-mannered, uninterested in material wealth and devoted to the building of the "multi-lateral developed socialist society and steady advancement toward the golden dream of humanity - the Communism". His parents would have been also of "healthy social origin" - also workers, peasants, socialist intellectuals, etc.

Albeit snitching for the regime was encouraged it would have been glorified - the persons reported to the authorities would be portrayed in a more negative manner and the person reporting to the authorities would appear more heroic and occupying the higher moral ground ( eventually he/she would have tried to educate the "traitor to the people" but be rebuffed/ laughed at).

Communist movie makers watched Hollywood movies and would know how to tweak its recipes in the service of the Party.


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