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Deutschland 83: Season 1 (2015)



Critic Consensus: An engrossing drama with a fun '80s soundtrack, Deutschland 83 chronicles an intense spy story that brings viewers uncomfortably close to the Iron Curtain.


Air date: Jun 17, 2015
Air date: Jun 24, 2015
Air date: Jul 1, 2015
Air date: Jul 8, 2015
Air date: Jul 15, 2015
Air date: Jul 22, 2015
Air date: Jul 29, 2015
Air date: Aug 5, 2015

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German-language spy drama set in the 1980s has a 24-year-old East German native go undercover in West Germany, where he enlists in their army to glean secrets concerning NATO military strategy. Jonas Nay, Maria Schrader, Ulrich Noethen, Sylvester Groth and Sonja Gerhardt star.

Genre: Mystery & Suspense
Network: Sundance
Premiere Date: Jun 17, 2015
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Jonas Nay
as Martin Rauch
Maria Schrader
as Lenora Rauch
Alexander Beyer
as Tobias Tischbier
Sonja Gerhardt
as Annett Schneider
Ludwig Trepte
as Alex Edel
Lisa Tomaschewsky
as Yvonne Edel
Ulrich Noethen
as Gen. Wolfgang Edel
Sylvester Groth
as Walter Schweppenstet...
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Critic Reviews for Deutschland 83: Season 1

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (18)

As with US spy drama The Americans, one delight of Deutschland 83 is rooting for the putative bad guys.

January 13, 2016 | Full Review…

This is a period drama that sometimes lacks drama but makes up for it with a deep sense of period.

January 3, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Daily Telegraph (UK)

It's a wild ride, this darkly entertaining and occasionally genuinely creepy drama. It will entertain and make you think rather than blink back tears of nostalgia for the early 1980s.

November 30, 2015 | Full Review…
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

While the initial comparisons to The Americans are going to be inevitable at first, once we move past the Reagan scene, Deutschland 83 takes on an identity of its own, and it's a show worth getting to know.

October 16, 2015 | Full Review…
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Action sequences blend with tightly specific period details, family drama, and political grandstanding, all coming together to ensure that any one moment is never about only one thing.

October 16, 2015 | Full Review…
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

It's a slinky thriller, well scored, well paced, cast with beautiful faces.

October 16, 2015 | Full Review…
New Yorker
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Deutschland 83: Season 1

It's not everyday that you see a spy thriller coming from Germany. Deutschland 83 is a clever drama about a young man being forced to act as KGB spy for East Germany in the 1983. Lots of drama ensured.

I wish it was more realistic however, but overall very engaging.

Sylvester Kuo
Sylvester Kuo

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George Matalliotakis
George Matalliotakis

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