Tuesday, 10 February 2015


The Berlinale film festival happening now is also a showcase for new mini-series for the small-screen. Among the new premiers is a spy drama set in a divided Germany (EN/DE) called “Deutschland 83,” which will be simulcast for American audiences on the Sundance cable network as one of the first German television shows to be distributed in this manner. The series takes place in the year 1983, when Cold War tensions were at their height over the Strategic Defense Initiative and the same year that performer Nena sang her cross-over protest hit, 99 Red Balloons. It might be fun to follow this trans-Atlantic thriller together.