The lives of two families in East Berlin between 1980 and 1990 as the era of communist DDR slowly comes to an end.




3   2   1  
2015   2014   2013   2010  
9 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Tannbach (TV Mini-Series 2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A story of one village in Germany at the end of WW2.

Stars: Heiner Lauterbach, Natalia Wörner, Senta Auth
Im Angesicht des Verbrechens (TV Series 2010)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

So there is good stuff in other countries! And it is not only Max Riemelt.

Stars: Max Riemelt, Ronald Zehrfeld, Marie Bäumer
Deutschland 83 (TV Series 2015)
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

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.

Stars: Jonas Nay, Maria Schrader, Ulrich Noethen
The Same Sky (TV Series 2017)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Lars is a "Romeo agent" from East Germany in the 1970s. His task is to go West, first to seduce and then to spy on Western women who worked in government or defense institutions.

Stars: Tom Schilling, Sofia Helin, Friederike Becht
Die Dasslers (TV Mini-Series 2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The life and struggle of the Dassler brothers. Founders of the brands of Adidas and Puma.

Stars: Christian Friedel, Hanno Koffler, Hannah Herzsprung
Ku'damm 56 (TV Mini-Series 2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Caterina Schöllack runs a dance school in Berlin in 1956. It is her goal to give her three daughters the best possible opportunity, meaning to ensure that they marry well, but until then ... See full summary »

Stars: Sonja Gerhardt, Claudia Michelsen, Maria Ehrich
Mitten in Deutschland: NSU (TV Mini-Series 2016)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

After German reunification, the neo-Nazi National Socialist Underground begins a killing spree while cops fight an uphill battle to catch them.

Stars: Anna Maria Mühe, Ben Münchow, Albrecht Schuch


Series cast summary:
 Martin Kupfer (18 episodes, 2010-2015)
Uwe Kockisch ...
 Hans Kupfer (18 episodes, 2010-2015)
 Falk Kupfer (18 episodes, 2010-2015)
Ruth Reinecke ...
 Marlene Kupfer (18 episodes, 2010-2015)
 Dunja Hausmann (18 episodes, 2010-2015)
 Vera Kupfer (18 episodes, 2010-2015)
Hansjürgen Hürrig ...
 Generalleutnant Gaucke (17 episodes, 2010-2015)
 Peter Görlitz (17 episodes, 2010-2015)
 Julia Hausmann (12 episodes, 2010-2013)
Sven Lehmann ...
 Major Geifel / ... (11 episodes, 2010-2013)
 Nicole Henning (11 episodes, 2013-2015)
Ferdinand Lehmann ...
 Roman Kupfer (8 episodes, 2013-2015)


The lives of two families in East Berlin between 1980 and 1990 as the era of communist DDR slowly comes to an end.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis







Release Date:

14 September 2010 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

The Weissensee Saga  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


(6 Episodes)


Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Realistic and sorrowful narration of a GDR kinfolk and people close to them
22 June 2017 | by (Estonia/Tallinn) – See all my reviews

/refers to all seasons/

The German Democratic Republic was a country that remained stagnant almost until its termination, even when other socialist camp dealt with winds of change in the late 1980ies. And as it turned out later, it was one of the best internally controlled and snooped country in Europe, and Stasi's traces are still visible in people's minds.

In Weissensee, we get a comprehensive picture of an integrated East- Berlin family belonging to the elite vis-a-vis opportunities, influence and domicile, where personal love-related issues, accompanied by outside changes and access to wider information, start to crumble the relations both inside the family and with colleagues. The events are realistic and motivated, the thrill is maintained, and some hesitations I had regarding the convincingness of some characters were later explained by subsequent scenes or dialogues. There were several interesting twists I could never guess (e.g. a death of a leading character in the middle of the series), and the background and venues provide an additional mood for the "framed" life under Stasi's control and lies... The performances are at least good as well; for me, the older the characters, the more interesting they were, e.g. Dunja Hausmann and Hans Kupfer. Also, the latter showed convincingly what were the compromises/abasement the people with free mind had to do for a long period and how a pleasant idea of freedom and equality had lost its contents and form.

Weissensee is definitely on the par with e.g. Tannbach and Deutschland '83, both in terms of performances and enthrallment. And to them who have lived under socialism, nothing is overstated. Hopefully, the viewers would understand that there is no such thing as Socialism with a human face - in spite of Hans Kupfer's intentions...

PS Our national TV broadcast this series with the title "Love in Berlin", giving a false impression of being an insipid soap opera, and probably deterring thousands of potential viewers...

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: