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:
Jonas Nay ...  Martin Rauch / ... 9 episodes, 2015-2018
Maria Schrader ...  Lenora Rauch 8 episodes, 2015
Ulrich Noethen ...  General Wolfgang Edel 8 episodes, 2015
Sylvester Groth ...  Walter Schweppenstette 8 episodes, 2015
Sonja Gerhardt ...  Annett Schneider 8 episodes, 2015
Ludwig Trepte ...  Alex Edel 8 episodes, 2015
Alexander Beyer ...  Tobias Tischbier 8 episodes, 2015
Lisa Tomaschewsky ...  Yvonne Edel 8 episodes, 2015
Carina N. Wiese Carina N. Wiese ...  Ingrid Rauch 8 episodes, 2015
Vladimir Burlakov ...  Thomas Posimski 7 episodes, 2015
Anna von Berg ...  Ursula Edel 7 episodes, 2015
Uwe Preuss ...  Markus Fuchs 6 episodes, 2015
Errol Trotman-Harewood ...  General Arnold Jackson 6 episodes, 2015
Godehard Giese ...  Karl Kramer 6 episodes, 2015
Michaela Caspar ...  Frau Netz 6 episodes, 2015
Florian Bartholomäi ...  Felix von Schwerin 5 episodes, 2015
Niels Bormann Niels Bormann ...  Fritz Hartmann 5 episodes, 2015
Merab Ninidze ...  Alexej Stepanov / ... 4 episodes, 2015
Beate Maes Beate Maes ...  Renate Werner 4 episodes, 2015
Jens Albinus ...  Henrik Mayer 3 episodes, 2015
Nikola Kastner Nikola Kastner ...  Linda Seiler 3 episodes, 2015
Charlotte Crome Charlotte Crome ...  Cosima von Schwerin 3 episodes, 2015
Philipp Baltus ...  Werner Freisinger 2 episodes, 2015
Thomas Chemnitz Thomas Chemnitz ...  Joachim 2 episodes, 2015
Peter Sikorski ...  Globowsky 2 episodes, 2015
Matthias Lier ...  Krishna 2 episodes, 2015
Lena Lauzemis ...  Nina 2 episodes, 2015
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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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Official Sites:

Official site [Germany]

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Germany

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German

Release Date:

17 June 2015 (USA) See more »

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Deutschland! See more »

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Berlin, Germany See more »

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RTL,UFA Fiction See more »
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1.78 : 1
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In the opening scene of the first episode, a speech by the US President Ronald Reagan is shown on a TV screen with poor signal reception. This could have been easily possible, since the East German authorities were heavily jamming signals from West German ARD and ZDF networks to curtail Western propaganda at that time. The West Germany also used to jamm East's TV and radio signals. 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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2 December 2015 | by Costanza MorchioSee all my reviews

One of the best TV show I've seen in a long time! It's exciting,never predictable and amusing,you want more and more of it! I really hope they'll make a sequel 'cause 8 episodes aren't enough! I wasn't born in 1983,so I kept asking my dad for details,but I think they nailed it because everything feels so 80s and so credible.

The ensemble cast is tightly directed to deliver credibility in what was an unbelievable time in world history. Costuming and locations are spot-on, and the series encapsulates the terror and the excitement of that year perfectly. The realism particularly of the atmosphere, offices, technology and mindset of the East German security agency bureaucrats of that era is so very well done. Highest praise. I'd be surprised if producers aren't eyeing an American re-make. Brilliant.


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