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The Same Sky 

Lars is a "Romeo agent" from East Germany in the 1970s. His task is to go West, first to seduce and then to spy on Western women who worked in government or defense institutions.
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Tom Schilling ...  Lars Weber 3 episodes, 2017
Sofia Helin ...  Lauren Faber 3 episodes, 2017
Friederike Becht ...  Sabine Cutter 3 episodes, 2017
Ben Becker ...  Ralf Müller 3 episodes, 2017
Jörg Schüttauf ...  Gregor Weber 3 episodes, 2017
Hannes Wegener ...  Axel Lang 3 episodes, 2017
Stephanie Amarell Stephanie Amarell ...  Klara Weber 3 episodes, 2017
Godehard Giese ...  Conrad Weber 3 episodes, 2017
Anja Kling ...  Gita Weber 3 episodes, 2017
Steven Brand ...  Howard Cutter 3 episodes, 2017
Claudia Michelsen ...  Dagmar Cutter 3 episodes, 2017
Daniel Zillmann ...  Tobias Preuss 3 episodes, 2017
Max Hopp Max Hopp ...  Wulf Dunst 3 episodes, 2017
Daniel Krejcík Daniel Krejcík ...  Viktor 3 episodes, 2017
Christian Kuchenbuch Christian Kuchenbuch ...  Olaf Bargmann 3 episodes, 2017
Steffi Kühnert ...  Erika Haas 3 episodes, 2017
Torsten Michaelis Torsten Michaelis ...  Acker König 3 episodes, 2017
Christian Näthe ...  Florian Eberhardt 3 episodes, 2017
Richard Pepper ...  Duncan March 3 episodes, 2017
Uwe Preuss ...  Meyer 3 episodes, 2017
Jascha Rust ...  Emil Faber 3 episodes, 2017
Udo Schenk ...  Lutz Janson 3 episodes, 2017
Muriel Wimmer ...  Juliane Weber 3 episodes, 2017
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Lars is a "Romeo agent" from East Germany in the 1970s. His task is to go West, first to seduce and then to spy on Western women who worked in government or defense institutions.

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In episode 1, series 1, the same extra, a young man dressed as a hippie is seen at the border crossing on supposedly two different occasions and wearing the same clothes. See more »

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An insightful and riveting cold war drama series

The show mainly revolves around Lars Weber (Tom Schilling) - A Romeo agent from East Germany sent out to seduce and retrieve information from certain female personnel of the West German government.

Though the plot seems deeply rooted in James Bond territory, the show quickly dispels this assumption by deviating from the generic alpha-male lead and instead opting for a young neophyte agent. One whose lack of experience leads him to act like an obedient schoolboy, scarcely questioning his superiors, still prone to rookie mistakes, but undoubtedly capable of maneuvering himself with impeccable finesse and apt vigilance.

Apart from Lars Weber is a multitude of well researched and astutely written characters and sub plots that successfully depict the daily struggles and momentary triumphs of Germans during the cold war. And while the story transpires in that era, many of its themes, such as the pursuit of freedom, the willingness to sacrifice oneself, or the unapologetic demonstration of fervent (albeit misguided) patriotism prove to be remarkably relevant to date.

The Same Sky is not a facile series that hinges itself on historical clichés and typical Hollywood thrills. It does not carelessly dismiss the east as a stifling communist dystopia nor does it gratify the west as a freedom-bloated paradise. Rather, it is a cleverly crafted opus that tells the story of the people of the cold war through an unbiased lens


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