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A family saga with a supernatural twist, set in a German town, where the disappearance of two young children exposes the relationships among four families.
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Series cast summary:
Karoline Eichhorn ...  Charlotte Doppler 16 episodes, 2017-2019
Louis Hofmann ...  Jonas Kahnwald 15 episodes, 2017-2019
Jördis Triebel ...  Katharina Nielsen 15 episodes, 2017-2019
Maja Schöne ...  Hannah Kahnwald 14 episodes, 2017-2019
Stephan Kampwirth ...  Peter Doppler 14 episodes, 2017-2019
Tamar Pelzig ...  Doris / ... 14 episodes, 2017-2019
Oliver Masucci ...  Ulrich Nielsen 13 episodes, 2017-2019
Andreas Pietschmann ...  The Stranger 13 episodes, 2017-2019
Moritz Jahn ...  Magnus Nielsen 13 episodes, 2017-2019
Peter Benedict Peter Benedict ...  Aleksander Tiedemann 13 episodes, 2017-2019
Deborah Kaufmann ...  Regina Tiedemann 13 episodes, 2017-2019
Christian Hutcherson ...  Magnus Nielson / ... 13 episodes, 2017-2019
Lisa Vicari ...  Martha Nielsen 12 episodes, 2017-2019
Paul Lux ...  Bartosz Tiedemann 12 episodes, 2017-2019
Gina Stiebitz ...  Franziska Doppler 12 episodes, 2017-2019
Will Beinbrink ...  The Stranger 12 episodes, 2017-2019
Daan Lennard Liebrenz ...  Mikkel Nielsen 11 episodes, 2017-2019
Mark Waschke ...  Noah 10 episodes, 2017-2019
Carlotta von Falkenhayn ...  Elisabeth Doppler 10 episodes, 2017-2020
Leopold Hornung ...  Torben Wöller / ... 10 episodes, 2017-2019
Julika Jenkins Julika Jenkins ...  Claudia Tiedemann 1987 / ... 9 episodes, 2017-2019
Christian Pätzold ...  Egon Tiedemann 1986 / ... 9 episodes, 2017-2019
Anne Ratte-Polle ...  Ines Kahnwald 1986 / ... 8 episodes, 2017-2019
Tatja Seibt ...  Jana Nielsen 8 episodes, 2017-2019
Shani Atias ...  Hannah Kahnwald 8 episodes, 2017
Lydia Makrides Lydia Makrides ...  Regina Tiedemann 1986 / ... 7 episodes, 2017-2019
Lisa Kreuzer ...  Claudia Tiedemann 7 episodes, 2017-2019
Walter Kreye ...  Tronte Nielsen 7 episodes, 2017-2019
Dietrich Hollinderbäumer ...  Adam 7 episodes, 2019
Christian Steyer ...  H.G. Tannhaus 1986 / ... 7 episodes, 2017-2019
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The first German production from the world's leading Internet TV Network is set in a German town in present day where the disappearance of two young children exposes the double lives and fractured relationships among four families. In ten hour-long episodes, the story takes on a surprising twist that ties back to the same town in 1986. Written by Wiedemann & Berg Television

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The tattoo on Noah's back, and in a picture in the 1986 version of the local hospital, is of The Emerald Tablet, an ancient text part of whats known as "Hermetica", a collection of occultist 2nd Century Greco-Egyptian "wisdom texts". It describes, among other things, alchemy experiments, transmutation, and the creation of the universe. But more importantly it discusses the idea that both large and small actions are all connected and influence each other, which is a central theme of the series. Also, conspiracy theorists claim, since according to some people, the text is much older than the language it contains, that it might be from somewhere unknown, some claim aliens, some claim time-travel. See more »

Goofs

When characters use telephones throughout the series, the typical American "warbling" ringing tone is heard instead of the German "beeping" ring. Also, when speed-dialing is used, the touch-tones are heard in rapid sequence as in America; phones in Germany don't do this. See more »

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References Donnie Darko (2001) See more »

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Dark, gritty and interesting.
1 December 2017 | by sarah_czeSee all my reviews

I can't agree with the reviewer before me. They are not trying to copy Stranger Things, and I don't want to go into 'copying' at all - because Stranger Things has parallels to a few games, movies and books that have been popular before it was even in the making.

'Dark' is slow paced in the beginning, but it keeps you on the edge of your seat. It is tense, the cinematography and acting is great. There is so much more depth to it than the mentioned Stranger Things. It's not bloated with special effects and didn't have a Hollywood budget. This is how TV should be. It has got a Donnie Darko feeling to it.

I guess the majority of people complaining about the pace would also complain about Blade Runner 2049 or Interstellar...so please, just stick to Marvel movies. :)


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