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The lives of two families in East Berlin between 1980 and 1990 as the era of communist DDR slowly comes to an end.
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Florian Lukas ...  Martin Kupfer 24 episodes, 2010-2018
Uwe Kockisch Uwe Kockisch ...  Hans Kupfer 24 episodes, 2010-2018
Jörg Hartmann ...  Falk Kupfer 24 episodes, 2010-2018
Ruth Reinecke Ruth Reinecke ...  Marlene Kupfer 23 episodes, 2010-2018
Anna Loos ...  Vera Kupfer 23 episodes, 2010-2018
Hansjürgen Hürrig Hansjürgen Hürrig ...  Generalleutnant Gaucke / ... 23 episodes, 2010-2018
Stephan Grossmann ...  Peter Görlitz 22 episodes, 2010-2018
Katrin Saß ...  Dunja Hausmann 21 episodes, 2010-2018
Claudia Mehnert Claudia Mehnert ...  Nicole Henning 17 episodes, 2013-2018
Ferdinand Lehmann Ferdinand Lehmann ...  Roman Kupfer 13 episodes, 2013-2018
Hannah Herzsprung ...  Julia Hausmann 12 episodes, 2010-2013
Sven Lehmann Sven Lehmann ...  Major Geifel / ... 11 episodes, 2010-2013
Lisa Wagner ...  Katja Wiese 11 episodes, 2015-2018


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

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Release Date:

14 September 2010 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Weissensee Saga See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany

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Production Co:

Ziegler Film & Company See more »
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(6 Episodes)



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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A true fantastic gem deserving much more attention
28 August 2018 | by DagRosSee all my reviews

This is a series about life in the DDR during the 80s and just after the wall came down. The replication of the atmosphere, attitudes and everyday life in the former communist "model state" feels very authentic. A family drama about the various perspectives living in the totally surveilled and controlled totalitarian state.

The characters feel very realistic, you can easily identify with all of them. Both the bad and the good guys. This series is a very natural watch for those of you that enjoyed the 2006 masterpiece "Life Of Others". In this series the everyday drama including both joys and sadness is very engaging and realistic. And everything encapsulated in the STASI state where no-one can really trust each other and even your very closest family might be your biggest traitor.

There are many strong and realistic moments and one of the most memorable is when a STASI officer and his wife is counselling with a family therapist about their relationship and marriage. And when the counseling doesn't go in the direction the STASI officer wants then... you can imagine the total claustrophobia here..

I could go on and on raving about this fantastic series. So don't hesitate, go and watch it now!

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