Deutschland 83: Deutschland 83 (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.


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Air date: Jun 17, 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.


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
Ulrich Noethen
as Gen. Wolfgang Edel
Sylvester Groth
as Walter Schweppenstette
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All Critics (36) | Top Critics (21)

The threat of mutually assured destruction has never been so much fun.

Jun 17, 2015 | Full Review…

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

Jan 3, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The clunky '80s spy technology is riveting. The locations in and around Berlin add visual interest. Nay's cool, understated performance is a plus.

Aug 31, 2015 | Full Review…

Deutschland 83 is a genuine corker, with flashes of graphic style-an angular black-and-white dress, a carefully arranged drawer of cigarettes, cash, and Nescafé.

Jul 8, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's enough to make us demand more, possibly an entire channel of German drama, if they're all this good.

Jun 18, 2015 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

This drama is so good that we're able to forgive the glaring and all too convenient coincidences.

Dec 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Deutschland 83 is calibrated for tastes hell-bent on energetic, addictive narratives, and is sure to please contemporary bingers.

Dec 6, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

It may disguise itself as a product of history, but it sacrifices depth and believability at every turn, tangling itself in knots and then pretending the knots don't exist.

Dec 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Stylish, engaging, and engrossing. It's not only a different kind of spy tale, but it's something a little different for Sundance TV, too, whose dramas can sometimes be overwhelmingly dark... In comparison, Deutschland 83 is fast-paced and even peppy.

Dec 6, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

I'm now captivated by the young bumbler, and hooked.

Aug 21, 2018 | Full Review…
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Super Reviewer

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.


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