Close to the Enemy
In the immediate aftermath of WWII, intelligence officer Callum Ferguson (Jim Sturgess, Across the Universe) must complete his last task for the British Army: convince captured German scientist Dieter Koehler (August Diehl, Inglourious Basterds) to develop a jet engine for the British government. As Callum tries to woo Dieter to his cause, he also contends with his younger brother’s (Freddie Highmore, Bates Motel) psychological trauma from the war—and fights his attraction to his best friend’s wife (Charlotte Riley, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell). But while Callum and Dieter develop an unlikely friendship, disturbing secrets emerge that challenge each man’s loyalties at the dawn of the Cold War. This taut and engrossing period drama features an all-star cast, including Oscar® nominee Angela Bassett (American Horror Story), Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2), Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones), Lindsay Duncan (The Honourable Woman), Phoebe Fox (The Woman in Black 2), Sebastian Armesto (Anonymous), and Robert Glenister (Hustle).
Close to the Enemy Ep. 1
At the end of WWII, British intelligence officer Callum Ferguson is assigned to persuade captured German scientist Dieter Koehler to work with the British RAF to develop an urgently needed jet engine.
Close to the Enemy Ep. 2
Callum employs unorthodox methods to convince Dieter to work with the British, while also juggling the demands of War Crimes officer Kathy—who believes the British government is harboring war criminals—and his troubled younger brother, Victor.
Close to the Enemy Ep. 3
Everyone must put aside their differences to search for Lotte, and Callum is forced to make a choice between his brother and following orders from his superiors. Callum’s best friend, Alex, encourages his American wife, Rachel, to seek Callum’s help in becoming a patron of the arts.
Close to the Enemy Ep. 4
Callum struggles to keep up with his work responsibilities and the demands of the hotel’s newest guest, Frau Bellinghausen, while his relationship with Rachel becomes more compromising. Callum gets to know Harold, an ex-Foreign Office bureaucrat, who reveals some startling truths about the outbreak of the war.
Close to the Enemy Ep. 5
While Dieter is helping the British achieve their jet engine goals, Victor provides information to Callum showing that Dieter may not be as innocent as he seems. Then, Callum works to regain favor with Kathy by helping her get access to a useful German prisoner.
Close to the Enemy Ep. 6
Callum and Rachel take advantage of Alex’s upcoming business trip, while Victor tries to expose the criminal activities of Callum’s team. Dieter finally opens up about his past in Germany.
An enjoyable mini-series. The final episode I found to be the most suspenseful. It seemed like they were trying to quickly wrap up the story in that one episode.
I thought there were some great performances and interesting enough to watch all the episodes. It has exceptionally beautiful moments and worth the watch.
I did not know what to expect from this series but I was pleasently surprised. Loved the movie. Well done.
Creaky plot, lame ending, wooden characterizations, and an improbable setting. I really tried to like this series.
I liked this movie