With every new episode of DEUTSCHLAND 83 comes a new playlist. This week the virtual 1983 mixtape featuring Michael Jackson, Hall & Oates, and Herbie Hancock, comes courtesy of DJ Takefive of CÜR, whose streaming music app is soon-to-launch.
This week, The A.V. Club’s Brandon Nowalk digs into DEUTSCHLAND 83′s “impressive”, “interesting” fourth episode.
Schweppenstette assesses NATO intelligence gleaned from Stamm’s bug as “alarmingly accurate”.
At NATO headquarters, Linda gives Mayer a gift for his daughter and bids him a good weekend. As soon as he’s gone, she hurries to the bathroom and changes clothes. Meanwhile, a maid’s vacuum sucks up the bug under Mayer’s desk.
During an outdoor training exercise with the West German Military, Stamm breaks off from the group and collects a coded message hidden in a hollow tree. Alex Edel remains standing during a simulated attack in protest. Alex’s commanding officer reprimands him.
Off-duty in the barracks, Stamm (a.k.a. Martin Rauch) listens to news reports on the continued nuclear escalation between the U.S. and the Soviets while Alex Edel feeds his pacifist views by reading left-leaning political philosophy. General Edel calls the men in and tells them they’ll attend an upcoming conference where a NATO specialist will report on the possibility of attacking with nuclear weapons. A horrified Alex questions his father, who tells him, “Stand down, soldier.”
Across the board, reviewers are raving about DEUTSCHLAND 83, which Grantland dubs “the summer’s best new show” and others call “fresh”, “gripping” and “intense.”
Edward Berger, director of the first five episodes of DEUTSCHLAND 83, talks about what he loves about directing, his mentors and the hardest role to cast on the series.
Creator Anna Winger live tweeted the series premiere of DEUTSCHLAND 83 with us and tipped us off on behind-the-scenes info, the Jonas Nay’s real-life abilities and why we probably all want to move to Germany now.
In 1983, East German official Lenora Rauch watches from her government’s embassy in Bonn, West Germany as U.S. President Ronald Reagan denounces Soviet Russia as an “evil empire” on television. She makes a call and tells her contact on the other end that she’s coming over, grabbing a coffee tin from her desk as she heads out the door.
Check out this infographic from 1983: The Birth of the Modern Era.
Alexander Beyer plays Martin’s mentor in the HVA (Foreign Arm of the East German Secret Service), Tobias Tischbier. In real life, Beyer feels strongly about the cultural and political aftermath of the Berlin Wall and is hoping for a second season of DEUTSCHLAND 83.
Do you love a good thriller? Secrets and spies — DEUTSCHLAND 83 has it all. Set in Berlin in 1983, SundanceTV’s “ingenious” (“The New York Times”) new series starts Wed., Jun. 17 at 11/10c.
Excitement is building around Sundance’s international series, DEUTSCHLAND 83. Rolling Stone, LA Times and others are raving about the eight-part miniseries premiering next week. Here’s why we can hardly wait.
Sonja Gerhardt, who plays Annett Schneider, Martin’s fiance and childhood sweetheart in DEUTSCHLAND 83, talks about memories of her mother singing along to Nena’s “99 Luftballons”, her own childhood in Berlin and her fantasy to become a female James Bond.
Germany’s capital city of Berlin has long served as rich terrain for filmmakers worldwide, be they Hollywood directors or indie auteurs. The following 10 movies, including “Run Lola Run” and “The Bourne Supremacy,” all shot in the once-divided metropolis, reflect the past and present of “The Grey City,” while showing off the best it has to offer.
Star of SundanceTV’s DEUTSCHLAND 83, Jonas Nay, talks about ’80s bands he loves, his own spy skills and the name he would pick for his alias.
Maybe you’re smooth like James Bond; tough and tender like Sydney Bristow; or perhaps you are intense and a bit reckless like Ethan Hunt.
For years, James Bond was basically the spy when it came to movies. The only question was whether you preferred James Connery or Roger Moore. How times have changed (and not just because Daniel Craig entered the scene). The number of cool spies on screen has increased enough to populate an entire secret agency, capable of handling everything from amnesia recovery (The Bourne Identity) to skilled acrobatics (Mission Impossible). So which is your favorite? Vote below.
“The New York Times” and others are getting excited about SundanceTV’s newest international drama DEUTSCHLAND 83. The “spy-soap” series will be the first German-language TV series aired on a US network, and it’s been building a steady buzz. Here’s why it’s must-see TV.
FremantleMedia International is proud to announce a prestigious Séries Mania award win for its inspired Cold War drama, DEUTSCHLAND 83. The UFA Fiction produced series beat off stiff competition to win the Best World Drama award at the sixth edition of the annual Séries Mania festival. Jens Richter, CEO of FremantleMedia International said, “We’re all…
SundanceTV to premiere DEUTSCHLAND 83 on Wed., Jun. 17 at 11/10c. DEUTSCHLAND 83 is a coming-of-age spy thriller, which unfolds just as the Cold War between East and West comes to a head.
SundanceTV’s upcoming mini-series, the German-made Cold War drama DEUTSCHLAND 83, which tracks the conflict from the perspective of East Germany’s secret police, is already winning accolades after its premiere Wednesday at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival.
DEUTSCHLAND 83 to become the first-ever original German-language drama to broadcast on a US television network.