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Deutschland 83 

Martin Rauch is recruited by the HVA to infiltrate the West Germany army. As a rookie spy, his decisions constantly put his cover at risk and force his agency to take extreme measures.
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Series cast summary:
Jonas Nay ...  Martin Rauch / ... 8 episodes, 2015
Maria Schrader ...  Lenora Rauch 8 episodes, 2015
Ulrich Noethen ...  General Wolfgang Edel 8 episodes, 2015
Sylvester Groth ...  Walter Schweppenstette 8 episodes, 2015
Sonja Gerhardt ...  Annett Schneider 8 episodes, 2015
Ludwig Trepte ...  Alex Edel 8 episodes, 2015
Alexander Beyer ...  Prof. Tobias Tischbier 8 episodes, 2015
Lisa Tomaschewsky ...  Yvonne Edel 8 episodes, 2015
Carina Wiese Carina Wiese ...  Ingrid Rauch 8 episodes, 2015
Vladimir Burlakov ...  Thomas Posimski 7 episodes, 2015
Anna von Berg ...  Ursula Edel 7 episodes, 2015
Uwe Preuss ...  Markus Fuchs 6 episodes, 2015
Errol Trotman-Harewood ...  General Arnold Jackson 6 episodes, 2015
Godehard Giese ...  Karl Kramer 6 episodes, 2015
Michaela Caspar ...  Frau Netz 6 episodes, 2015
Florian Bartholomäi ...  Felix von Schwerin 5 episodes, 2015
Niels Bormann ...  Fritz Hartmann 5 episodes, 2015
Merab Ninidze ...  Alexej Stepanov / ... 4 episodes, 2015
Beate Maes ...  Renate Werner 4 episodes, 2015
Jens Albinus ...  Henrik Mayer 3 episodes, 2015
Nikola Kastner Nikola Kastner ...  Linda Seiler 3 episodes, 2015
Charlotte Crome Charlotte Crome ...  Cosima von Schwerin 3 episodes, 2015
Philipp Baltus ...  Werner Freisinger 2 episodes, 2015
Thomas Chemnitz Thomas Chemnitz ...  Joachim 2 episodes, 2015
Peter Sikorski ...  Globowsky 2 episodes, 2015
Matthias Lier Matthias Lier ...  Krishna 2 episodes, 2015
Lena Lauzemis ...  Nina 2 episodes, 2015
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Set in a divided Germany in 1983, during a peak period for Cold War tensions between East and West. Martin Rauch, a wide-eyed 24-year-old East German soldier plucked from obscurity, goes undercover as a West German soldier for the East Germany Secret Service.

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Over the wall. Under the gun.


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German

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17 June 2015 (USA) See more »

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Berlin, Germany See more »

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RTL, UFA Fiction See more »
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The first German television program broadcast on American television in the original German. See more »

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Followed by Deutschland 86 (2018) See more »

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Major Tom (Coming Home)
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Something New
18 June 2015 | by B24See all my reviews

Refreshing to watch the beginning of this series on Sundance Channel, a foreign language entry that catches a moment in recent German history without the usual quintessential archetypes and funny accents of any random American production involving Germans. The tables are turned in fact because it is the American characters speaking German who seem a bit less than convincing. English subtitles are no major distraction, because the script is terse and direct.

As in most German cinema, nothing is left to the imagination. If a character is destined to be a hero or a saint (or something in between) that element is telegraphed in advance by the director's emphasis on a frown, an arched eyebrow, a look of confusion, or a surreptitious stage movement. We know where the series is going by the end of the first episode, yet we identify with the young man at the center of the story irrespective of his opening attitude. There is none of the ambivalence or inchoate suspense found in one of John Le Carré's filmed spy novels.

I am looking forward immensely to viewing the remainder of the series in spite of not believing, really, that many of the easy coincidences, arch villains, clandestine meetings in the woods, and other stereotypical story devices could have actually happened.


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