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]

Country:

Germany

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German

Release Date:

17 June 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deutschland! See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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RTL,UFA Fiction See more »
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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

General Arnold Jackson is a fictional character, but wears the shoulder sleeve insignia of the 56th Field Artillery Brigade, the U.S. Army unit that fielded 108 Pershing 1a missiles and was about to transition to the Pershing II. The real commander of the 56th Field Artillery in 1983 was Brig. Gen. William Earl Sweet. See more »

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Referenced in Narcos: Deutschland 93 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Excellent show that brings back a slew of memories!
29 August 2015 | by zephomaruSee all my reviews

I was in the US Army in '83 and intimately involved with the PII deployment and Able Archer. This perspective, from the East and West German point of view, is both reminiscent of my own experience and an enhancement of it. Well acted, produced, and an accurate account of the times. I had many German friends at the time, but due to my position I avoided talking politics as much as possible, but I hear their views echoed here.

Still, I was very aware of my friends reluctance to allow the PIIs and Cruise Missiles into their country. It wasn't until some years later that I discovered how Able Archer was perceived in the East, and this series recounts much of what I learned. It's been said that '83 was on par with the Cuban Missile Crisis in terms of edging toward nuclear war.

So to find a series that takes a piece of my past and twists and supplements it is very interesting. That is very well done makes it a must see for me! There are elements of the plot that get a bit overblown at times, but add to the intrigue and suspense (it is a fictional account, so that's OK). I'm very glad to have found this and would recommend it!!


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