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UFA Fiction is beginning production of its highly anticipated series Deutschland86, with filming taking place across South Africa and in Berlin.

Deutschland86 Maria Schrader als Lenora Rauch und Jonas Nay als Martin R 14 Sept 2017The season begins three years after Deutchland83, with the East German leadership abandoned by Moscow and desperate for cash. It pushes their secret operatives to experiment with global capitalism and save their sinking socialist ship, sending the long-banished Martin Rauch (Jonas Nay) back into the field.

“We’re thrilled to bring the series back,” said creators and executive producers Anna Winger and Jörg Winger. “This time, we’re sending our East German heroes further afield. It’s 1986. It’s the beginning of the end of the world as they know it. But Mafioso-style capitalism just might save the socialist project! The clock is ticking and the beat goes on.”

Rauch’s journey across South Africa, Angola, Libya, Paris, West Berlin and finally back to East Berlin is accompanied by a soundtrack of international pop music. The action is set against a backdrop of Perestroika, proxy Cold Wars, the struggle to end Apartheid, a year of terror in Western Europe, and a feeling that the end is nigh in East Germany.

Directed by Florian Cossen and Arne Feldhusen, Deutchland86 sees the return of Jonas Nay and Maria Schrader (pictured), Sylvester Groth, Vladimir Burlakov, Ludwig Trepte, Alexander Beyer, Carina Wiese and Sonja Gerhardt.

They are joined this season by actors Anke Engelke (Ladykracher), Fritzi Haberlandt (Erbsen auf halb 6), Lavinia Wilson (Schoßgebete) and Florence Kasumba (Black Panther, Emerald City).

UFA Fiction is producing the series in cooperation with Amazon Germany and FremantleMedia International, supported by the German Motion Picture Fund, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Creative Europe Media – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and the Department of Trade and Industry South Africa.