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8 Days 

8 Tage (original title)
A family attempts to escape from the impact zone of an asteroid that is due to hit Earth in eight days.
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2019  
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Series cast summary:
Christiane Paul ...  Susanne 8 episodes, 2019
Mark Waschke ...  Uli 8 episodes, 2019
Lena Klenke Lena Klenke ...  Leonie 8 episodes, 2019
Luisa-Céline Gaffron Luisa-Céline Gaffron ...  Nora 8 episodes, 2019
Fabian Hinrichs ...  Herrmann 8 episodes, 2019
Nora von Waldstätten ...  Marion 8 episodes, 2019
Devid Striesow ...  Klaus 8 episodes, 2019
Murathan Muslu ...  Deniz 8 episodes, 2019
Henry Hübchen ...  Egon 8 episodes, 2019
David Schütter ...  Robin 8 episodes, 2019
Claude Heinrich Claude Heinrich ...  Jonas 8 episodes, 2019
Thomas Prenn Thomas Prenn ...  Ben 8 episodes, 2019
David Bredin ...  Elvis 8 episodes, 2019
Luc Feit Luc Feit ...  Carsten 8 episodes, 2019
Ben Hartmann Ben Hartmann ...  Matze 8 episodes, 2019
Matthias Lier Matthias Lier ...  Richard 4 episodes, 2019
Sebastian Achilles ...  Jens 4 episodes, 2019
Veit Stübner Veit Stübner ...  Theo 3 episodes, 2019
Olek Witt Olek Witt ...  Dawid 2 episodes, 2019
Igor Possewnin Igor Possewnin ...  Capo 2 episodes, 2019
Igor Tjumenzev ...  Tjoscha 2 episodes, 2019
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A 60 kilometer wide meteor is on collision course with Earth. The anticipated strike zone is right in the middle of Europe. Estimated survival rate: Zero. The United States try to knock the meteor off course with nuclear weapons, but fail. All of Europe is on the run. A family do whatever they have to do to survive when the world spins out of control.

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The World is Ending. What Will You Do?

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Drama | Sci-Fi

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A flash preview of several events in the next episode are shown during the end credits of the previous episode. Some of these scenes, which are shown for less than a second, reveal some important plot points. See more »

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Perhaps a more maturely realised end of the world drama.
19 February 2020 | by stuartwhyte300See all my reviews

I managed to spread this mini-series over two days but it was pretty compellingly viewing all the same. Quite nice to have a guilt-free apocalypse saga for a change. A huge ambivalent asteroid will crash to earth and a US attempt to obliterate it in space failed. Ho hum. No need therefore for all those ridiculous flag-filled 'Incident room' scenes with telemetry screens, telex printers, flashing LEDs, multi-starred generals thumping desks, a relentless hunt against the clock to find the antidote / expert nerd / brave hero who could save mankind etc etc. Instead a mesh of interconnected individuals surrounding a central family unit in a comfortable, suburban Berlin milieu fight to make sense of their imminent death/survival options against a backdrop of contorting societal breakdown. The heart of the story is delivered early on by the terminally ill character who has read and explains about the five psychological stages of death/bereavement. However, the diversity of character, back story and dramatic arcs within the series is exemplary in developing these themes. The acting is also very good. Each of the characters faces multiple challenges and painful setbacks and each, for the most part, continues to rally themselves in defiant hope of salvation (of one sort or another). Often this is achieved by the simple dramatic means of awakening on the floor from last night's drinking. There are areas of relief, sentiment and human insight to be found amongst the stress, carnage, hedonism and self-interest and I feel this helps to serve a broad audience well. I would also give final commendation for the naturalistic photography and economical editing throughout all 8 episodes.


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Official Site [Germany]

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German

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1 March 2019 (Germany) See more »

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