A military attaché at the French embassy is drawn into a world of abduction, betrayal and intrigue in the diplomatic salons and back alleys of Warsaw.
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Series cast summary:
 Jean-François Mercier (4 episodes, 2013)
 Anna Skarbek (4 episodes, 2013)
 Antoni Pakulski (4 episodes, 2013)
Miroslaw Zbrojewicz ...
 Marek (4 episodes, 2013)
 Jourdain (4 episodes, 2013)
 August Voss (4 episodes, 2013)
 Malka Rosen (4 episodes, 2013)
 Viktor Rosen (4 episodes, 2013)
 Doctor Lapp (4 episodes, 2013)
 Zoller (4 episodes, 2013)
 Colonel Lessard / ... (4 episodes, 2013)
 General Beauvilliers (4 episodes, 2013)
 Lady Angela Hope (4 episodes, 2013)
 Gabrielle (4 episodes, 2013)
Tusse Silberg ...
 Helena Skarbek (4 episodes, 2013)
Ellie Haddington ...
 Madame Dupin (3 episodes, 2013)
Piotr Baumann ...
 Maxim Mostov / ... (3 episodes, 2013)
 Roddy Fitzware (3 episodes, 2013)
Mark Lewis ...
 Fernand (3 episodes, 2013)
 Young German Soldier (2 episodes, 2013)
Grazyna Zielinska ...
 Wladzia (2 episodes, 2013)
Grzegorz Emanuel ...
 Weasel (2 episodes, 2013)
 Papa Heiniger / ... (2 episodes, 2013)
Alan Corduner ...
 Viktor Rosen (2 episodes, 2013)
Dan Fredenburgh ...
 Armand (2 episodes, 2013)
Mel Giedroyc ...
 Trudi (2 episodes, 2013)
 Julius Halbach (2 episodes, 2013)
Julian Harris ...
 Duff Cooper (2 episodes, 2013)
Karol Kijanowski ...
 Franz (2 episodes, 2013)
Bogdan Koca ...
 Leszek (2 episodes, 2013)
 Gypsy Girl (2 episodes, 2013)
Nicholas Murchie ...
 Johannes Elter (2 episodes, 2013)
 Herschenson (2 episodes, 2013)
Sebastian Stegmann ...
 SS-Sergeant (2 episodes, 2013)


A military attaché at the French embassy is drawn into a world of abduction, betrayal and intrigue in the diplomatic salons and back alleys of Warsaw.

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Die Spione von Warschau  »

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The mini series begins in 1937, several of the character are using the Walther P38 pistol which did not enter into service in the German army until 1938. See more »

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At the time when spies were in demand.
8 January 2014 | by (Somewhere in the Cosmos) – See all my reviews

BBC's television mini series about spy drama of pre world war II tension. Seen lots of lots of world war movies, but this one commence before the beginning of the war where spies from different region of Europe collide each other. So it is a cat-mouse game with many dangerous path ahead. It was a beautifully shot movie with sufficient art structure to construct curiosity in both the episodes. Definitely not like James Bond movie with lots of strong action sequences. I don't know about this book so I can't remark any differences between two. It had all the ingredients like romance, friends, betrayal, family and threats that a man as a spy who can go through in reality.

It was based on the book which set in October 1937 in the capital of Poland, Warsaw. A French spy Jean Francois Mercier is assigned to look the situation on the German border. As his first report confirms something big is getting ready by the Hitler, which creates diplomatic tension between the neighboring countries especially Poland. So he hires some people to do inside jobs and that put many in danger. So constantly the locations change when characters start to explore in the cities between Warsaw, Paris and Berlin. Between all this he meets a young French woman and instantly fall in love with her. When the country near to be at war, what are their plans and how it can be executed is the rest which unfolds in an exceptional manner.

It is a television series and does justice for what it has to be so if you are expecting like a Hollywood movie you will be let down. David Tennant was Amazing, one of his best performances I have seen. It was a bit slow in pace, but if you give a day gap between two episodes, it won't affect you much with the speed. You must remember it was not like todays spy movies where there is lots of equipment available to get in touch with the main office. But then it was left to that one man and he must take all the tough decision himself in the tight situations. So in my opinion, this mini series about serious issue was way better than the commercial movie which deal with the same subject. I believe it is a fine adaptation so you may try if you are interested.

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