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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This is a period drama that sometimes lacks drama but makes up for it with a deep sense of period.
The clunky '80s spy technology is riveting. The locations in and around Berlin add visual interest. Nay's cool, understated performance is a plus.
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.
It's enough to make us demand more, possibly an entire channel of German drama, if they're all this good.
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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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