The Weissensee Saga

The Weissensee Saga

3 Seasons

A sweeping, gripping family saga of conflicting loyalties, love and betrayal, set behind the Iron Curtain 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. Their courtship threatens the safety of both families, and sets into motion tumultuous events which play out over the course of the subsequent decade.

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The Weissensee Saga
  • The Prodigal Son

    Episode 1

    East Berlin, 1987. Martin has abandoned the Kupfer family and is working as a carpenter. Julia is serving a lengthy sentence in Hoheneck Prison. Directed by Friedemann Fromm, 2013.

  • The Return

    Episode 2

    As the family waits for the results of Roman's operation, Julia is released from prison. Directed by Friedemann Fromm, 2013.

  • Julia
    Episode 3


    Episode 3

    Julia tries to convince Martin that their daughter is still alive. Directed by Friedemann Fromm, 2013.

  • Love Is Stronger Than Death

    Episode 4

    Hans brings terrible news to Dunja, and she drowns her sorrows in alcohol. Directed by Friedemann Fromm, 2013.

  • The Raid
    Episode 5

    The Raid

    Episode 5

    Martin identifies the doctor who issued his daughter's death certificate. Directed by Friedemann Fromm, 2013.

  • Morning Air

    Episode 6

    Hans discovers that someone at the Ministry for State Security was involved in Anna's disappearance. Directed by Friedemann Fromm, 2013.