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New York Times: "The Same Sky"


May 27 2017

'The Same Sky'
When to watch: Now, on Netflix

If you've already burned through the superb "Deutschland 83," this German-language mini-series should be next on your Cold War viewing to-do list. The show follows three loosely connected stories: an East German spy (Tom Schiling, pictured) sent on a mission to seduce an older Swedish woman who works for British intelligence; a teenage girl training to be an Olympic swimmer; and a young gay science teacher who keeps running afoul of the oppressive government. While the twists are telegraphed early on, the terrific performances and funky '70s vibes make this worthwhile.