The Weissensee Saga

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8.22010TV-PG
A sweeping, gripping family saga of conflicting loyalties, love, hope, faith and betrayal, set in 1980s East Berlin. Uwe Kockisch (Donna Leon's Brunetti) stars as Hans Kupfer, a Stasi officer whose youngest son, Martin, falls in love with Julia, the daughter of a dissident singer.
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SuspenseInternationalDrama
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None available
Audio languages
Deutsch

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  1. 1. One Night In June
    September 13 2010
    49min
    TV-PG
    Audio languages
    Deutsch
    A routine traffic stop changes the lives of young police officer Martin Kupfer and Julia Hausmann, the daughter of a dissident singer.
  2. 2. The Prodigal Daughter
    September 20 2010
    49min
    TV-PG
    Audio languages
    Deutsch
    Fearing that his son Martin is endangering the family’s standing, Hans forbids him all contact with Julia.
  3. 3. All For Love
    September 27 2010
    49min
    TV-PG
    Audio languages
    Deutsch
    Hans attempts to sabotage Martin and Julia's plans to move in together.
  4. 4. Old Flames
    October 4 2010
    49min
    TV-PG
    Audio languages
    Deutsch
    Hans and Falk clash over the fate of Dunja Hausmann, who suspects Julia of leaking information to the Stasi.
  5. 5. The Concert
    October 11 2010
    49min
    TV-PG
    Audio languages
    Deutsch
    Tensions between Falk and Martin reach a breaking point as Martin refuses to take part in a raid.
  6. 6. At The End Of The Day
    October 18 2010
    49min
    TV-PG
    Audio languages
    Deutsch
    As Falk pressures Dunja into cooperating with the Stasi, Hans secretly intervenes on Martin's behalf.

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2010
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MHz Networks
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4.3 out of 5 stars

22 global ratings

  1. 61% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 21% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 10% of reviews have 3 stars
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buyerofvariousitemsReviewed in the United States on February 10, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
A very good quality drama series
Verified purchase
I'm so glad I was able to watch this series on the Amazon Channel, MHZ. For me, it was impossible not to binge-watch this series. The characters were fully developed; story of the lives of a few families impacted by the events in East and West Germany in the late 1980s was truly fascinating -- the hardships, oppression, constant fear and hope for a better future were well depicted. I highly recommend this series if you're looking for a drama series, wish to learn more about that historical period and view another culture(s) --West Germany and East Germany.
16 people found this helpful
Linda WReviewed in the United States on January 3, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Intense Saga
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I am enjoying this series. Actors are great and storyline is very interesting set in Berlin before the wall came down.
5 people found this helpful
Jarrod BainsReviewed in the United States on January 28, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
East German life
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#eastgermany #stassi great plot!!!
4 people found this helpful
Paul WReviewed in the United States on January 5, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
A terrific series
Like "The Last Post", this is a superbly acted series with very good production values. It illuminates with chilling effect what life must have been like in East Germany in the 1980s, with a particular look at two families, one with three of its members in Stasi positions and one with a dissident female singer drawing unwelcome Stasi attention. The series has been criticized for being somewhat soap opera-ish and there is a certain validity to the criticism, but to my mind the personalization is compelling for how it invites viewers to consider how they might have behaved under the circumstances. Also the series is to be commended for how it supplies some humanity to its most reprehensible character, the elder son in the Stasi family. Yes, he does some truly despicable things, but there are moments when you can almost feel sorry for him. All in all, a terrific series which has a viewer turning with great anticipation to each new episode but also sorry to see the series drawing to its conclusion.
11 people found this helpful
Fiction FanReviewed in the United States on April 25, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
Love the show - Amazon not streaming all available episodes
I ordered a subscription to MHz Choice through Amazon, but there are more episodes for Season 4 available on the independent MHz Choice service than when you subscribe through Amazon. Amazon should really be more up front about not having exactly the same offerings as the independent MHz Choice before taking your money. Trying to get through to customer service gets you nowhere. Next time I will not subscribe through Amazon.
10 people found this helpful
BaucomReviewed in the United States on November 9, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Recommended for all Americans
Every American should be required to watch this series; proclaiming just part of the socialist hell hole people want or America. Living in a country where you either denounce or be denounced as enemy of the state. There are no freedoms except those the elite will offer you for a price which is to give up your integrity, morals and kindness to others or prison.. NO love and life in God.
2 people found this helpful
SarahReviewed in the United States on September 17, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent Series
May be a drama about East Berlin from 1980-1990, but the story sure seems real. The third season could have left out the story of Martin's older daughter in Italy and Roman's new friends that were Nazis, but in the end as typical of all German films, you are left wanting more. In the end though, the story did come rather full circle.
2 people found this helpful
Jackie RussellReviewed in the United States on December 15, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Before and After the Fall of the Wall
This true-to-life saga illustrates the many different political, economic, and personal pressures endured by a society in service to communist ideals and subject to the control of the Stasi and its massive network of coerced informers. The storylines show what happens to a society/personal dynamics where information is used ruthlessly to manipulate; psychological torture, threats and blackmail abound and where no personal freedoms exist. Reunification exacted a steep economic toll on the citizens of the GDR. Confusion and fear and anger and chaos and continued corruption and exploitation rained down amid loss of the governing structure and transition to capitalism. Many of the key roles are played by actors that grew up in the GDR and know intimately of what they portray. The ideal of "one for all and all for one" was ultimately unachievable. Ideals are always at odds with the reality of human nature.
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