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28 March 1991 (USA) See more »
A woman searches for her children, who have been abducted by her ex-husband, a member of the German 'Red Liberation Front'.
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Miranda Richardson ... Sidonie Reiger (6 episodes, 1990)

Frederic Forrest ... Lomax (6 episodes, 1990)
Hans Kremer ... Stefan Reiger (6 episodes, 1990)
Sam Cox ... Alan Mitchell (6 episodes, 1990)

Derek Fowlds ... Crombie (6 episodes, 1990)
Ulrich Pleitgen ... Gunther Beck (6 episodes, 1990)
Tommy Selby-Plewman ... Michael Reiger (5 episodes, 1990)
Zara Warshal ... Sabine Reiger (5 episodes, 1990)

Hanns Zischler ... Bellenberg (5 episodes, 1990)
Tina Engel ... Karin Muller (4 episodes, 1990)
Barrie Houghton ... Gilmour (4 episodes, 1990)
Beatrice Manowski ... Eva Strachen (3 episodes, 1990)

Series Directed by
Rob Walker (6 episodes, 1990)
Series Writing credits
Paula Milne (6 episodes, 1990)

Series Produced by
Michael Wearing .... producer (6 episodes, 1990)
Series Original Music by
Richard Hartley (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Ardan Fisher (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Roger Cann (6 episodes, 1990)
Series Art Department
Laurie Miller .... property master (6 episodes, 1990)
Series Sound Department
Rob James .... dubbing mixer (6 episodes, 1990)

Joe Walker .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Series Location Management
Chris Ballantyne .... location manager (6 episodes, 1990)
Series Other crew
Henry Tomlinson .... assistant floor manager (6 episodes, 1990)

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60 min (6 episodes)
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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
One of My All Time Favorites, 5 September 2008
Author: dreamtraveler-2 from United States

Die Kinder is the show that made me truly appreciate the considerable talent of Frederic Forrest, who plays a jaded private detective (Lomax) hired by a British woman (Miranda Richardson), whose young children are abducted by their German father. Forrest plays this role with amazing range - he is cynical, pragmatic, romantic, protective, devious, heroic. You name it, he does it with this character, and he is completely believable in each nuance that was written into the role. I cannot imagine anyone else playing the part.

All praise for Forrest aside, Milne's script is simply terrific. Lots of plot twists, and each one believable. The characters find themselves caught in an invisible web of bad guys, underground radicals, and betrayed ideals. The final scene left me speechless for several minutes. Interestingly the short novel that was based upon the screenplay presents just one of the many endings that you must develop in your own imagination when you watch the series. This is one story where I DON'T recommend reading the book first.

The down side of all this is that WGBH has no plans to re-broadcast this mini-series, nor do they plan to release it on video. At least that was what they told me the last time I wrote to them. I write every few years with the same request. Perhaps fans of this series should start a letter campaign so they know it's worth releasing for sale. There are several of us out here who have Die Kinder at the top of our all-time favorites list - I cannot imagine there aren't lots more anonymous fans who would love to see it again. My worn out VHS is a precious possession.

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