(2015, 1 season, 42 minutes)
Directed by Edward Berger and Samira Radsi, Deutschland 83 is a German television series set in East Germany about a man who is sent to West Germany as an undercover spy for the Stasi (the East German Secret Police). 24 year old Martin Rauch, a former border guard, must gather military secrets in the West. Along with his quest for military secret, he finds that everyone he encounters is harboring their own secrets, both political and personal.
Four Seasons in Havana
(Cuba/ Spain, 2016, 1 season, 1hour and 35 minutes)
Episode 1: Vientos de La Habana. 1h 35min. Director: Félix Viscarret. Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller. Four episodes.
A Caribbean Noir TV series, it adapts Leonardo Padura’s famous four crime novels published in the 90s during Cuba’s Special Period. The main character, Captain Mario Conde, tries to resolve a murder case while dealing with his own solitude and romantic nostalgia for a Cuba in a distant past.
Mar de plástico
(2015, 2 seasons, 1 hour and 10 minutes)
Created by Juan Carlos Blázquez, Alberto Manzano, Almudena Ocaña, and Pablo Tébar, Mar de plástico is a crime drama about the investigation of a murder in Campoamargo, Spain. The mayor’s daughter, Ainhoa, is brutally attacked and killed in the greenhouse area of the town. Inspector Hector Aguirre, a man with severe anger management must find out who did it, but he knows he is in for the hardest investigation of his career.
(2014, 2 seasons, ~50 minutes)
Directed by Stefano Sollima, Gomorrah is an Italian crime drama set in the suburbs of Naples, focusing on the Camorra mafia. Ciro is the trustworthy and obedient right-hand man of the most feared and respected mob boss in the region, Don Pietro. When Pietro is imprisoned, Ciro attempts to break tradition and become the next boss of this crime organization, therefore creating an internal struggle and putting his own family at risk.
Le Bureau des Légendes
(2015, 3 seasons, 52 minutes)
Created, written, and directed by Éric Rochant, Le Bureau des Légendes is a political thriller focusing on the lives of agents of the General Directorate of External Security (DGSE). Intelligence officer Guillaume Debailly returns to Paris after having spent six years undercover in Syria. As he tries to reconnect with his daughter, ex-wife, and colleagues, he risks everything by keeping contact with a married lover with secrets of her own.