- Season 1
- 8 episodes
Episode 5: Timisoara Rebellion
Sometimes, let’s be honest, this Walter Presents drama can feel stagey. There’s an artificiality in the way its characters drift through tableaux, making symbolic points about capitalism or communism. But the thing is, it works. It’s all so coolly done, they make a virtue of the theatricality and get away with stuff that might feel clunky anywhere else.
In this week’s episode, the Romanian revolution is suggested by scenes that unfold inside a faded luxury restaurant in Timisoara, where languid Lenora and her Securitate agent end up, while outside protesters march against the Ceausescu regime. (Despite smartly dressed waiters, the restaurant has no food, it turns out; it’s like the set of an absurdist play).
Meanwhile, plucky Martin and Nicole are hoping to hunt Lenora down across Europe, but they need the help of the two Russian soldiers we met in an earlier episode, one of whom, understandably, is in love with Nicole.
How to watch
- Colour | HD | SUB
|Martin Rauch||Jonas Nay|
|Lenora Rauch||Maria Schrader|
|Walter Schweppenstette||Sylvester Groth|
|Nicole Zangen||Svenja Jung|
|Tina Fischer||Fritzi Haberlandt|
|Brigitte Winkelmann||Lavinia Wilson|
|Rose Seithathi||Florence Kasumba|
|Fritz Hartmann||Niels Bormann|
|Markus Fuchs/Marcus Fuchs||Uwe Preuss|
|Barbara Dietrich||Anke Engelke|
|Ingrid Rauch||Carina Wiese|
|Tobias Tischbier||Alexander Beyer|
|Hector Valdez||Raul Casso|
|Grigore Antonescu||Emil Hostina|
|Sales assistant||Gitta Witzel|