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.
This show is just awesome! They capture the feel of the 80's in a great way. I was not in East or West Germany but the older guys I worked with were and this show is as described. A people on the edge....
I really like the German actors and actresses, but especially the younger ones. The star, Jonas Nay, is awesome. A sense of innocence, youth, determination, and bravery even though he is the EG spy. It is great! Nikola Kastner is really great too. She conveys my memory of an 80's woman, from wherever so well.
The intrigue is great. Reminiscent for me of The Americans...kind of places a stress on you to watch as you get involved with the characters.
I think the only drawback for some viewers would be the subtitles. I don't mind at all.
You know, I want to know the model of that EG car that the mother drives!
I may be biased as reading, movies, and artifacts from the cold war era are a hobby of mine.
They really place you in it.....a good feel for what happened I think.
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