Thursday, September 3, 2020

JANNIS NIEWOHNER IS A NAZI THAT SWITCHES SIDES IN NEW GERMAN WW2 EPIC TV SERIES THE TURNCOAT FROM BETA FILM!


     'THE TURNCOAT' SENDS
JANNIS NIEWOHNER TO WAR
The Turncoat airs on Epic Drama Channels in Europe
Back to our favourite international waters, we are presenting you today with German mini series THE TURNCOAT which aired in Germany back in April, but is starting this weekend in Europe on Epic Drama cable channels. The four episode war drama comes from Beta Film.

The Turncoat directed by Academy Award winner Florian Gallenberger from Sigefried Lenz's international bestseller "Der Überläufer", is set in the summer of 1944. German soldier Walter Proska
Jannis Niewohner takes the lead role
(Jannis Niewohner, whom we adored as Maximilian and Goldmund) is about to return to the Eastern Front when his train is blown up by his love interest, the partisan Wanda. Together with a scattered bunch of fellow soldiers, cut off from the front, he awaits certain death while his commanding officer, Willi Stehauf, issues ever more senseless and inhumane orders. Proska's encounter with a young Polish woman fighting as a partisan and his friendship with his comrade Kürschner increasingly makes him doubt his oath of allegiance. As the Red Army draws
The four episode series was helmed by Oscar winner Florian Gallenberger
closer, Proska becomes a prisoner of war and the only way he can save himself is by defecting to the enemy. By January 1945, he is part of the Red Army –
The series already aired in Germany and in Scandinavian countries
sure that he is finally fighting for the right cause. Yet in the aftermath of war, in Berlin's Soviet Zone, he has his doubts as he realizes that neither he nor the
The series was created out of the film for international broadcast
country can shed the burdens of the past. Once again, as his fate hangs in the balance, he is forced to make a moral decision, defecting yet again – this time, to the West.

10 comments:

  1. Sounds good? Hopefully not too much lovey dovey stuff?

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    1. I think they are trying to find UK and US networks for this one.

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  2. Heartthrob describes him perfectly! Hopefully it makes it to a US network, and unlike Ray, has lots of lovey dovey stuff. haha

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    1. You should've seen him in Maximilian epic series in which he played the Holy Roman Empire emperor at the time he was just Austrian prince who went to save Maria of Burgundy whom the French king wants to conquer. It aired on your Starz as well. He was so droolworthy in it you had to put a bucket under your mouth while watching it.

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  3. Quite a cutie, indeed. I am sure that if it finds its way to the US, this will be high on Jason's list to check out.

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  4. I'm off to the Firestick to look up that one.. the kiddies are asleep and I'm wide awake with my cup of tea looking for something juicy to watch. :) I'll let you know if I find it.

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    1. Hope you found it, but it did air a few years ago...

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)