Anna and Jörg Winger in conversation with Stephen Armstrong. Anna and Jörg discuss concluding the UK's highest-rated foreign-language drama after three series. Featuring a special introduction by Walter Presents Chief Creative Officer Walter Iuzzolino.
With Deutschland 89, Anna and Jörg Winger conclude their Emmy Award winning 80s set political drama which has explored the fraught system that divided Germany from the end of WWII through to the fall of the Berlin Wall. At the heart of this thrilling, action packed, and at times very funny, trilogy has been series lead Martin Rauch, played boyishly by Jonas Nay. Beginning the story as a young East German border agent, coerced into life as a double agent by his Stasi agent aunt Lenora, Martin ends up a world hero and international superspy. From thwarting nuclear war in 1983 to South African arms dealing in 1986, coming face to face with Libyan terrorism, the AIDS crisis and much more. Now, in 89, he’s being pursued by just about every spy agency out there as the world he’s known his whole life comes crumbling down.
Join Anna and Jörg Winger as they talk about the ins and outs of concluding the saga while doing justice to it’s characters, and the very real human stories around the fall of the Berlin Wall, alongside how they brought the 80s to life and why the message of the series is more relevant than ever.
This event will include a live audience Q&A.
Stephen Armstrong - Journalist and Author
Anna Winger - Creator, Writer and Executive Producer
Jörg Winger - Creator, Writer and Executive Producer
Producer: Damien Ashton-Wellman