The new groundbreaking and original series from the producers of the international Emmy award-winning Generation War, Deutschland 83 is now out on DVD. It’s been released exclusively before the final episode airs on Channel 4 and viewers can watch the entire series first and own on Digital Download and DVD from today.
For those who haven’t yet seen Deutschland 83, let me give you a quick synopsis…
It’s 1983. The Cold War is hot. Russian SS20 Missiles in East Germany are already pointed West. American Pershing II Missiles will soon be placed in West Germany, pointing East. The threat of nuclear conflict looms. Our hero, Martin Rauch (Jonas Nay), is 23. Born and raised in East Germany, he is sent undercover, as Moritz Stamm, to West Germany, to work for a top General in the Bundeswehr.
Officially, his job is to gather intelligence on the placement of the Pershing II Missiles. A secondary gig develops, infiltrating youth culture through close relationships with the General’s two children. But nothing and no one are as they seem.
Set against the real events, culture wars and political realities of Germany in the 1980s, Deutschland 83 stars a fantastic cast of German actors including Jonas Nay (We Are Young, We Are Strong), Maria Schrader (In Darkness), Sylvester Groth (Inglorious Bastards) and Ulrich Noethen (Downfull).
After launching with 1.49 million viewers, the first episode has now consolidated with 2.5 million viewers, overtaking the launch of The Returned (9th June 2013) on Channel 4 which previously held the record with 2.2 million. The series forms part of Walter Presents, a brand new on-demand service showcasing the world’s best foreign-language drama.
The DVD is only £24.99 and extra features include Q&A with cast and creators at the Goethe Institute!