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The Informant (A besúgó)

A chess champion’s college year is upended when he’s blackmailed into spying on a pro-democracy rebel leader in 1985’s Communist Hungary.

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A chess champion’s college year is upended when he’s blackmailed into spying on a pro-democracy rebel leader in 1985’s Communist Hungary.

Episode 1
1. Episode 1

College student Geri is blackmailed into spying on classmate Zsolt Száva, a pro-...

Episode 2
2. Episode 2

Geri is pressured by his Handler to get closer to Száva, whose thirst for power ...

Episode 3
3. Episode 3

Geri is torn about what information to share with his handler ahead of a nationw...

Episode 4
4. Episode 4

Geri must decide which side of the fight he’s on as The Handler closes in on Szá...

Episode 5
5. Episode 5

Száva prepares for a highly anticipated debate, Kata receives unexpected news, a...

Episode 6
6. Episode 6

With the gathering behind them, the group prepares for a new movement, Kata reve...

Episode 7
7. Episode 7

Geri must dig to new depths to keep his lie alive while Száva receives an unexpe...

Episode 8
8. Episode 8

As the final stand against the Communists approaches, Geri and Száva take their ...

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About This Series

In 1985 Communist Hungary, chess champion Geri is eager to start his sophomore year of college in Budapest, even if it means leaving his ailing little brother and the rest of his family behind. But Geri has a secret. His plans to meet girls and party are overshadowed when Hungarian State Security blackmails Geri into spying on his charismatic classmate Zsolt Száva, an increasingly radical pro-democracy leader. With Geri juggling parties and political debates, Száva soon begins to realize there’s an informant among them. As spying becomes its own chess match, Geri wrestles with betraying his friends to save his brother, and the daily question: Whose side should he be on?

Cast and Crew

Starring: Gergely Váradi, Márton Patkós, Szabolcs Thuróczy, Júlia Szász, Benjámin Lengyel, Ádám Varga, Abigél Szőke, Richárd Borbély, Mariann Hermányi, Luca Márkus, Pál Mácsai, Tamás Ördög, Zsombor Jéger, Vas Judit Gigi

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