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Abandoned by Moscow and desperate for cash, the East German leadership pushes their secret operatives to experiment with global capitalism and save their sinking socialist ship. Long ... See full summary »
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Jonas Nay ...  Martin Rauch 10 episodes, 2018
Maria Schrader ...  Lenora Rauch 10 episodes, 2018
Florence Kasumba ...  Rose Seithathi 10 episodes, 2018
Sylvester Groth ...  Walter Schweppenstette 10 episodes, 2018
Sonja Gerhardt ...  Annett Schneider 10 episodes, 2018
Lavinia Wilson ...  Brigitte Winkelmann 10 episodes, 2018
Ludwig Trepte ...  Alex Edel 10 episodes, 2018
Alexander Beyer ...  Tobias Tischbier 10 episodes, 2018
Fritzi Haberlandt ...  Tina Fischer 10 episodes, 2018
Uwe Preuss ...  Marcus Fuchs 10 episodes, 2018
Niels Bormann ...  Fritz Hartmann 10 episodes, 2018
Emilia Pieske Emilia Pieske ...  Sandra Fischer 9 episodes, 2018
Helena Pieske Helena Pieske ...  Steffi Fischer 9 episodes, 2018
Vladimir Burlakov ...  Thomas Posimski 8 episodes, 2018
Carina Wiese ...  Ingrid Rauch 8 episodes, 2018
Anke Engelke ...  Barbara Dietrich 7 episodes, 2018
Emma Fischer ...  Katie Janeway 6 episodes, 2018
Chris Veres ...  Tim Avery 6 episodes, 2018
Knut Berger Knut Berger ...  Christoph Fischer 6 episodes, 2018
Philipp Hochmair ...  Frank Winkelmann 5 episodes, 2018
Michaela Caspar Michaela Caspar ...  Frau Netz 5 episodes, 2018
Athena Strates Athena Strates ...  Sprembex Secretary 5 episodes, 2018
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Abandoned by Moscow and desperate for cash, the East German leadership pushes their secret operatives to experiment with global capitalism and save their sinking socialist ship. Long banished to Africa for his sins in 1983, Martin Rauch is now sent back into the field.

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Filming wrap up took place in January 2018. See more »

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Follows Deutschland 83 (2015) See more »

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The divided and the deplorable - a triumph
21 May 2020 | by themarpleleafSee all my reviews

We've just finished ten episodes of the excellent Deutschland 86, the follow up to 2016's Cold War caper, Deutschland 83. Our hero Martin Rauch starts the series in exile in Angola, teaching German to kids, many of whom are displaced by a proxy war fought by Africans representing manipulative communist and western interests, until he is cornered back into action by his deplorable Aunt Lenora.

There are three great facets to the whole package; the acting, the script and the overall design. Because of the language (it's in German), and the subtitles, I think I study the faces more and the expressions, the upper body leakage. The writing and story structure expertly manages to weave in real events from 1986; Chernobyl, AIDS, the Berlin nightclub bombing and the US retaliation in the bombing of Libya. But it also catches the style of the era very effectively with Mad Men style graphic titles, a sharp eye for punk fashions, especially in West Berlin, as well as big shoulder pads; all of which is complemented by snappy soundtrack, bookended each episode by the English version of Major Tom by Peter Schilling. Poignantly, just a few days after Mark Hollis died, up popped Talk Talk's Such a Shame for the pivotal scene of one of the early African adventures.

This tale is darker, I'd say, than three years previous, where it bordered on Carry on Communism at times. The government of the DDR is even crueller and more corrupt than before. There's certainly no playing it for laughs in how the Stasi treat the Fischer family.

Cynicism abounds and no-one really tells the truth about what they really want and what their purpose is. Everyone's a bit mean, and dishonest at the same time. The ending seems at once both hopeless and desperately sad, the ever presence of a wall that divides families, a people, a country. The hope however is in how their lives play out in Deutschland 89.


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25 October 2018 (USA) See more »

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