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:
...  Martin Rauch / ... 9 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Lenora Rauch 8 episodes, 2015
...  General Wolfgang Edel 8 episodes, 2015
...  Walter Schweppenstette 8 episodes, 2015
...  Annett Schneider 8 episodes, 2015
...  Alex Edel 8 episodes, 2015
...  Tobias Tischbier 8 episodes, 2015
...  Yvonne Edel 8 episodes, 2015
Carina N. Wiese ...  Ingrid Rauch 8 episodes, 2015
...  Thomas Posimski 7 episodes, 2015
...  Ursula Edel 7 episodes, 2015
...  Markus Fuchs 6 episodes, 2015
...  General Arnold Jackson 6 episodes, 2015
...  Karl Kramer 6 episodes, 2015
...  Frau Netz 6 episodes, 2015
...  Felix von Schwerin 5 episodes, 2015
Niels Bormann ...  Fritz Hartmann 5 episodes, 2015
...  Alexej Stepanov / ... 4 episodes, 2015
Beate Maes ...  Renate Werner 4 episodes, 2015
...  Henrik Mayer 3 episodes, 2015
Nikola Kastner ...  Linda Seiler 3 episodes, 2015
Charlotte Crome ...  Cosima von Schwerin 3 episodes, 2015
...  Werner Freisinger 2 episodes, 2015
Thomas Chemnitz ...  Joachim 2 episodes, 2015
Peter Sikorski ...  Globowsky 2 episodes, 2015
...  Krishna 2 episodes, 2015
...  Nina 2 episodes, 2015


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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17 June 2015 (USA)  »

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Each episode title is drawn from a NATO exercise mounted in the 1980s. See more »


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Blue Monday
(Opening credits theme song) (German version)
Written by Peter Hook (uncredited), Stephen Morris (uncredited), Bernard Sumner (uncredited) and Gillian Gilbert (uncredited)
Performed by New Order
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Chillingly accurate
19 June 2015 | by See all my reviews

I was in that business around that same time, in West Germany. The details in this production are amazing, right down to two Trabis on the same street in the East, and no Mercedes in the Stasi parking garage. I love the fact that Americans speak with a slight American accent, and use English words -- though not necessarily the ones a German would use. This takes me back, to the uniforms, buildings, concerns of a different time. One I sincerely hope will disappear forever.

The problems of sending an East German to the West reflect the problems we had sending a Westerner east. The 1,001 ways to be tripped up brings back memories of complex plans that felt good, but you knew had huge holes in them no one had noticed. The risk to the actual agent cannot be downplayed, and this series (after only seeing #1) seem to lock in tight on that vital element of spy games.

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