Dark, Netflix, Wiedemann & Berg Television

Worm Hole

Netflix original thriller Dark premiered December 1, 2017.

#Dark has been renewed for a second season.

rottentomatoes: 84%

metacritic: 61

imdb: 8.8

***SPOILERS AHEAD***




Dark, Netflix, Wiedemann & Berg Television


Jonas Kahnwald, Dark, Netflix, Wiedemann & Berg Television, Louis HofmannJonas Kahnwald

Jonas Kahnwald’s father passes through an Einstein-Rosen bridge and births him from the future in nuclear power plant town Winden, Germany.


Jonas Kahnwald, Dark, Netflix, Wiedemann & Berg Television, Louis Hofmann“Fuck.  Mom.  Mom!  Mom! The power’s out again.  Mom!” — Jonas Kahnwald

“I still see him.  As my therapist, shouldn’t you tell me?  I think he’s trying to tell me something.  Or maybe I just want him to tell me something.  What do I think it might be?  Why?  Why he left?  Why like that?  Why he fucking hanged himself?  And why he didn’t leave a word?  Nothing to explain this fucking crap?” — Jonas Kahnwald

“Did you tell anyone?  What about here.  Hey.  So?  That’s bullshit.  Bullshit.  Then you’ll go around selling it or what?  Bartosz thinks Erik’s dope is there.  Let’s go to the caves tonight and have a look.” — Jonas Kahnwald

“Hi.  Where are Bartosz and the others?  It’s okay.  You don’t need to explain.  It’s really okay.  Something up?  A glitch in the matrix.  If the world is a simulation, déjà vu is a glitch in the matrix.” — Jonas Kahnwald

“My father said good and evil are  a question of perspective.  Dead father, bad topic?  Fuck, dude.  Shit.  Damn flashlight!  Come on.  Mikkel?  Mikkel!” — Jonas Kahnwald

“Do you think they’ll find him?  Do you think he had a secret?  No, dad.  Do you think he was keeping something from us?  Do you miss him?  Did you love him?” — Jonas Kahnwald

Guardian.


Hannah Kahnwald, Dark, Netflix, Wiedemann & Berg Television, Maja Schöne

Hannah Kahnwald

“You’d think by 16, they’d know how to make toast.  I don’t know.  Katherina will be there.  Yes, you’ll be there.  Ulrich.  I love you.” — Hannah Kahnwald

“Can’t even hold out half a day?  I don’t know.  Everyone will be there.  Gawking at me.  You thought?  Maybe.” — Hannah Kahnwald

“Scars sense that.  They can see into the future, so to speak.  The tissue hardens.  And cramps up. Yes.  There;s a time fir everything.  Good.  We’re good.” — Hannah Kahnwald

“Okay.  Yeah, well, you know… I’m okay.” — Hannah Kahnwald

“I wanted to see you.  I’m so sorry.  Hav you found out anything?” — Hannah Kahnwald

“I hope so.  Mikkel?  Why do you say that?  I think I miss a notion of him.  I don’t know who he really was.  Maybe we never know that.  What a person is really like.” — Hannah Kahnwald


Ulrich Nielsen, Dark, Netflix, Wiedemann & Berg Television, Oliver MasucciUlrich Nielsen, Dark, Netflix, Wiedemann & Berg Television, Oliver MasucciUlrich Nielsen

“Thanks for breakfast.  Coming to the meeting tonight?  And I’ll be there.  That’s right.  You’re beautiful.” — Ulrich Nielsen

“Magnus, stop trampling like that.  Morning, Mikkel.  First day at school.  A huge line at the bakery.  The apocalypse is upon us.  You coming to eat?  Whose idea was it to have kids?  All right then, Houdini.  One last trick, then off to school.  Okay.  Amazing!  How did you do that.” — Ulrich Nielsen

“Hey!  Calm down!  Stop.  Calm down now.  Hey!  Come now.  Listen.  We can’t rule out the possibility that no crime has been committed.  Maybe Erik left voluntarily.  He’s done it before.  We’ll find your son.  I promise.  Now go home, okay?  Go home.” — Ulrich Nielsen

“Maybe he just doesn’t want to be found.  You’d take that if you were running away.  sometimes people just want to get away.  So we’ve got nothing at all.  You don’t think he’s involved.  This is Winden.  Nothing ever happens here.  This has nothing to do with my brother.  Not a thing.  Do you ever wonder where you took a wrong turn?  Where your life became the exact opposite of what you always wanted it to be?” — Ulrich Nielsen

“Where’s dad?  Mom, if you want me to stop by then call me, not the emergency number.  Mom,” — Ulrich Nielsen

“Impossible.  I’m dying.  You coming later?  I’ll be in Frankfurt this weekend for training, staying in a hotel.  And… um… yeah, I thought… don’t think too long, I have various candidates.  See you later.” — Ulrich Nielsen

“Mikkel!  Mikkel!  Mikkel!  Mikkel!  Mikkel!  Mikkel?  Mikkel!  Mikkel!” — Ulrich Nielsen

“That’s not Mikkel.  That’s not Mikkel.” — Ulrich Nielsen

Mikkel!  Mikkel!  Mikkel!  Mikkel!” — Ulrich Nielsen

“In the cave… there’s a door!  I found a door.  There’s a door inside the cave, leading to the nuclear power plant.  We need a search warrant.  Maybe Mikkel accessed the grounds through that door.  Maybe he climbed the fence.  You’re thinking the same thing, right?  That the cases are all connected.  The dead boy, Erik, Mikkel.  Maybe you were right.  It’s just like it was back then.  Mads disappeared at the same spot.  Close to the nuclear power plant.  something is wrong up there… I just know it.” — Ulrich Nielsen

“Aleksander, please open the gate.  Let me in.  There’s a door in the caves.  Maybe he got through it.  Let me search the slope.  Let me search your section of the caves!  Please.  You fucking asshole!  Why are you doing this?  Are you trying to ruin me?  We’re talking about my son!  I’m coming back with a search warrant!  And then you’ll open this goddamn gate!  You asshole!  Open up!  Open up, man!” — Ulrich Nielsen

“What are you doing here?  Come on.  What is this?  Why are you here?  Stop it, please.  Please.  I can’t do this, not now.  I’ll call you, okay?” — Ulrich Nielsen

“‘Identification: van?’  Obendorf has a van… Jankowski!  Did you question Obendorf?  The files say he was on duty at the plant when Erik disappeared.  Did you confirmed that?  So he has access to the power plant grounds?  Was he at the plant last night too?” — Ulrich Nielsen

“What is this?  Is this yours?  Were you at the plant yesterday?  What’s this?  I don’t know, Jürgen.” — Ulrich Nielsen

“Do you know why I became a policeman?  When my brother vanished back then they made every mistake in the book.  The chief investigator was a drunken moron.  And I… I swore I’d do everything differently.  That I’d do things right.  That I wouldn’t become an incompetent asshole pig like him.  That was 33 years ago.  And now look at me.  I’m a joke.  I cheat on my wife.  My son has vanished.  I can’t do anything.  Thirty-three years.  Everything is the same.  Just that now I’m the incompetent asshole.” — Ulrich Nielsen


Katharina Nielsen, Dark, Netflix, Wiedemann & Berg Television, Jördis TriebelKatherina Nielsen

“Mikkel, you’re not going to school like that.  Change your clothes.  Thank you.  I’m sure the great Hodini went to school.  come have breakfast.  I don’t know.  Maybe with the jackets.  Ulrich!  Why did it take so long?  Then maybe it’s in your gym bag.  What’s going on here now, Magnus?  Breakfast.  Can’t you stop arguing for once?  Magnus, maybe it’s up in the laundry.  Martha, starving won’t help anyone.  Mikkel, get changed now.  Last warning!  Or we’ll be late.  Can you please open this?  Did you understand me?  Fine, then everyone can do as they wish.” — Katharina Nielsen

“What a nice welcome.  Thank you.  The reason I’ve asked you to assemble here before class is because I wanted to talk to you about something important.  About Erik Obendorf.  You all know Erik has been missing for almost two weeks now.  I want to tell you that if you need to talk to someone, if you have questions or if you know anything about Erik’s disappearance, you can come to us at any time.  Come to us, talk to us.  There can be no secrets in the matter.  Okay?” — Katharina Nielsen

“Hannah!  How nice.  We haven’t seen each other for ages.  How are you?  Good.  Go inside.  I’ll be right in, okay?  Thank you, Charlotte.  I’d like to talk about how we interact at school, and about which measures we can take to boost security.  But we can’t rule anything out, including that Erik didn’t run away.  But we can’t just sit and do nothing.  ANd just wait around until Erik is found dead somewhere.  The most important thing is that we stick together.  That we pull together.  We know that doesn’t quite fit in with your plans, Regina.    No?  What is it about then?  Wrong.  This is about a missing child.  I have no idea what you’re talking about.” — Katharina Nielsen

“Your father was 15.  Mads was three years younger.  Mikkel’s coming back.  Definitely.” — Katharina Nielsen

“Whatever happens, you’ll tell me the truth.  Don’t lie to me.  Whatever it is.” — Katharina Nielsen


Charlotte Doppler, Dark, Netflix, Wiedemann & Berg Television, Karoline EichhornCharlotte Doppler, Dark, Netflix, Wiedemann & Berg Television, Karoline EichhornCharlotte Doppler

“Mr. Obendorf.  No one is unimportant to us here.  We’ve done 172 interviews.  We’ve questioned neighbors and friends, combed the entire forest, searched the houses and basements of nearby residents.  23 officers and over 50 volunteers have been searching for your son for days.  We’re doing our job.  And we’ll do it better if you calm down.” — Charlotte Doppler

“No one saw him after practice.  Not a trace, nothing.  As if he vanished into thin air.  The money under the bed?  His phone?  49 tire tracks on the road between the school and the residential area.  Two of them are from trucks.  There are 21,312 vehicles registered in the district of Winden alone.  that’s all we have.  Erik’s father drives a van.  Why are you so certain Erik ran away?  But that hasn’t always been the case.  Oh, your mother called the emergency number again this morning.  Maybe you should pay her a visit.” — Charlotte Doppler

“You all know that Erik has been missing for 13 days now.  At this pint, we have no new findings to report.  We’re also considering that he may have simply ran away.  If any of your children say anything about Erik or know anything, please inform us.  How long do you want to wait?  Statistics only give…” — Charlotte Doppler

“Helge!  What are you doing here?  Helge.  It’s me, Charlotte.  I’ll take you back now, okay?” — Charlotte Doppler

“Do you have anything?  Okay.  Yes?  Nothing.  No trace of Mikkel.  How’s Franziska?  I have to go.  I’m sorry.” — Charlotte Doppler

“The dead boy is neither Mikkel nor Erik.  This kid is disfigured.  The eyes are completely burnt.  There was red soil all over his clothes.  But none where he was found.  And it look as if someone dressed the boy in clothes from the ’80s.  The shoes, the Walkman… from the ’80s as well.  We found this around his neck: a one-pfenning coin from 1986 on a red cord.  The cassette contains this.  Wöller will coordinate the search.  For now we won’t make the discovery of the body public.  We’ve got two missing kids and a dead, unidentified boy.  Contact the central office for missing persons.  Question everyone in the proximity.  Everyone!  Can I have a word?  That’s a high security area.  You can’t just enter.  The barbed wire?  WE checked the fence.  There was no damage to it.  Okay.  I’ll request the search warrant.” — Charlotte Doppler

“Ulrich, it’s me Charlotte.  Aleksander blocked the search warrant immediately.  But we’re talking to the judge now.  Plase call me back once you hear this.” — Charlotte Doppler

“Have you ever heard of the 33-year cycle?  Our calendars are wrong, a year isn’t 365 days long.  We’re always a bit ‘out of sync,’ so to speak.  But every 33 years everything is just like it was.  The stars, the planets, the whole universe returns to the exact same position.  The lunar-solar cycle.  My grandpa was obsessed with such things, the Big Bang and the Big Crunch.  Nietzche’s eternal recurrence.” — Charlotte Doppler

“When I was little I always felt that something was wrong with Winden.  I have that same feeling again.  That everything’s repeating.  That this has all happened before.  Like a massive déjà vu.” — Charlotte Doppler


Mikkel Nielsen, Dark, Netflix, Wiedemann & Berg Television, Daan Lennard LiebrenzMikkel Nielsen

“A good magician needs a distinctive style.  these are my work clothes.  And school sucks.  Houdini!  It’s not that hard.  The greatest magician ever.  And his name is Houdini!  Good morning.  Ow!  I will.  No, I did not!  Mom, I didn’t do anything.  There… and there.  Dad, the question isn’t how, the question is when.” — Mikkel Nielsen

“Hi, Jonas.  Ultimate fist bump?  Relax, guys.  I’m not a baby anymore.  Ouch!  Kids in our class are saying someone kidnapped him, and has him locked up in a basement.  But it could be that he’s locked up somewhere can’t get out.  Why would someone do that?  Lock someone up?  And if Erik is no longer alive?  If he’s lying dead somewhere and no one finds him?  Even if you’re dead, you want to be found.  I’m bored.  Can we go home now?” — Mikkel Nielsen

“Who are you?  Mikkel.  I live here.” — Mikkel Nielsen

“The world came to be through the Big Bang.  13.8 billion years ago.  That’s how space, time and matter came to be, and Earth as well.  The rest is evolution.  My father says religion is the brainwashing of the masses.” — Mikkel Nielsen

“Do you know Houdini?  Harry Houdini, one of the world’s greatest magicians.  There is no such thing as magic, just illusion.  Things only change when we change them.  But you have to do it skillfully, in secret.  Then it seems like magic.” — Mikkel Nielsen


Martha Nielsen, Dark, Netflix, Wiedemann & Berg Television, Lisa Vicari

Martha Nielsen

“Are you sure he’s not adopted?  Same crap every morning.  Mom, I’m on hunger strike.  I won’t stuff my face as long as a child starves to death every ten seconds.  The damn hoodie isn’t in the bag.  Did you steal my hoodie?  Can I please have my lines back?  You’re in the way!” — Martha Nielsen

“Hey.  How was France?  Fanny told me they once found a dead squirrel with five legs there.  Just because you can’t see past your nose doesn’t mean there aren’t things going on out there that the nuclear power mafia keeps secret from the public.  You got a crush on her now or what?  Hey, idiot.” — Martha Nielsen

“Hi.  Late.  As always.  The thing with Bartosz…  but I want to.  I wrote you a text while you were away.  Not just one.  But I never sent them.  It all sounded wrong somehow.  What happened between us last summer… I… I think I’m having déjà vu.  The light, the forest.  As if all of this has already happened before.  What?  Or a message from the other side.  I read that somewhere.  I’m glad you’re back.  Hey, what the hell?  Take him back now.  No.  Even if mom and dad tell you that most people are nice, there are people out there who are anything but nice.  You idiot.  No one is dead, and no one won’t be found, okay?  Can we please change the topic now?  Someone’s there.  Man, what was that?  Why isn’t he with you?  He was with you!  Mikkel!” — Martha Nielsen

“When dad’s brother disappeared, how old was her?  And he was never found?  We talked about Erik.  In the forest.  Mikkel thought that was the worst.  When someone isn’t found.” — Martha Nielsen


Magnus Nielsen, Dark, Netflix, Wiedemann & Berg Television, Moritz JahnMagnus Nielsen

“Mom, where’s my black hoodie?  It’s not with the jackets.  Where can it be? Found it!” — Magnus Nielsen

“Franziska.  Shouldn’t you be with the geeks?” — Magnus Nielsen

“Who’s getting what stuff?  You turning into boy scouts?  You’ll believe any old crap.  Don’t forget to breathe.  Franziska.  Shut up.  Okay, what the hell.” — Magnus Nielsen

“Parent’s meeting.  Heide’s got a stomach bug.  I’m stuck with him. You take him back.  Only I can do that, okay?  Well, let’s go.  What do you guys think happened to Erik?  Oh, shut up.  He just ran away.  Like your sister.  That would be the worst.  Nonsense, we’re nearly there.  What’s she doing here?  What’s that?  Oh, shit!  What is this?  Run!  No idea.  Shit!  Where is Mikkel?  Shit!  Mikkel!” — Magnus Nielsen

“What were you doing up there?  What were you doing?” — Magnus Nielsen


Franziska Doppler, Dark, Netflix, Wiedemann & Berg Television, Gina StiebitzFranziska Doppler

“Magnus.  Should the principal’s son be smoking a joint on school grounds?  Especially such bad weed.” — Franziska Doppler

“A black hole forms when the center of a star collapses into itself after a supernova explosion.  Even new neutron matter cannot prevent the collapse.” — Franziska Doppler

“Magnus.  Looking for this?  The definition of ownership says that possession in nine-tenths of the law, so it’s mine for now.  But I’m selling.  What’ll you give me for it?  What’s in here is easily worth 500.  It’s yours for 200.  Daddy’s got plenty of money.” — Franziska Doppler

“Ouch!  Are you crazy?  I heard you guys talking at school.  About the caves… and Erik’s drugs… so I thought… I don’t know what I thought.  I’m sorry about Mikkel.” — Franziska Doppler


Bartosz Tiedemann, Dark, Netflix, Wiedemann & Berg Television, Paul LuxBartosz Tiedemann

“Hey!  Welcome back to the madhouse.  It was damn boring without you here.  Hey, what the hell are you staring at?  What idiots.  I told everyone you were on a two-month school exchange in France, playing hide-the-baguette.  Relax.  Come on.  It’ll be fine.  Let’s go.  Come on.  You didn’t muss much.  Except for the thing with Erik.” — Bartisz Tiedemann

“Assemblies like this are for idiots.  They need to get rid of them.  Maybe you did miss something.  French.  How else?” — Bartisz Tiedemann

“You know what I’ve been wondering for days?  If the blackest hole of all is parked in Franziska Doppler’s ass.  But, seriously, what I really wonder is this: if Erik didn’t run away, but got snuffed out or something instead, then all his dope is still in the caves.  He kept his entire stash there.  Oh, man!  We go in there and… bingo!  It’s awesome.  No, dude.  We’ll smoke half of it ourselves.  And if there are capacities on the market, you don’t hesitate.  We’ll go there and get the stuff.  Easy peasy.  We’re going to the caves tonight.  Yeah, dude!  Come on.” — Bartisz Tiedemann

“What’s the idiot doing here?  It’s like the witch in Hansel and Grettel.  When she gets hungry, she has something to eat.  Jonas!  Come on!  Over there in the armchair.  And?  It was here!  That’s mine.  A kick in the ass.  Stop the bullshit.  Just give it to me.  Jackpot!  Holy shit!  What’s that?  Move!  Run!  Go!  What the fuck, man!  What was that?  Where are Jonas and Mikkel?  Where is Mikkel?” — Bartisz Tiedemann

“Hey, Martha.  It’s me.  I, um…  Just call me back, okay?  Bye.” — Bartisz Tiedemann


Regina Tiedemann, Dark, Netflix, Wiedemann & Berg Television, Deborah KaufmannRegina Tiedemann

“Hotel Winden.  Regina Tiedemann speaking.  How can I help you?  I see, but surely there’s something we can do.  Temporarily suspend the loan repayments, for example.  Just a slight deferment of payments until things have calmed down again here.  I have not miscalculated.  Are you even listening to me?  Who wants to go on vacation in a town where a child has disappeared?  Would you want that?  I have a family suite available.  A weekend with the little ones?  They’d love it, wouldn’t they?  You bankers sit on your piles of money and think you can bully people.  I’ve built up a business here.  By myself.  Without any help.  My husband and I have been customers of your bank for 20 years!  And now you’re pulling this?  You stupid asshole!  I want to speak to your supervisor.  Hello?  Hello?  Shit, shit, shit!” — Regina Tiedemann

“What kind of measures?  You heard her say it’s not clear that anything even happened.  This alarmist talk is absurd.  Charlotte, correct me if I’m wrong, but in the region, Winden has the lowest crime rate.  There are no murderers running around here.  The most important thing is not to blow this out of proportion or we’ll have the press in town in a few days.  Id you mean my hotel, this isn’t about that at all.  It’s about our town.  Who probably just ran away.  You just heard it yourself.  Maybe you should just worry about your own problems.” — Regina Tiedemann


Peter Doppler, Dark, Netflix, Wiedemann & Berg Television, Stephan KampwirthPeter Doppler

“How was it?  How have you been these last two months?  You don’t have to talk about it if you don’t want.”  I read the notes from your therapy sessions.  You did pretty good, especially in the group sessions.  In your dreams?  Why do you think you see him?  Are you taking your meds?  What do you think that might be?” — Peter Doppler

“Have you found him?  Sleeping.  Charlotte, I… can we… I have to tell you… Charlotte?  Okay.  Okay.  God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.  God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” — Peter Doppler


Jana Nielsen, Dark, Netflix, Wiedemann & Berg Television, Tatja SeibtJana Nielsen

“You haven’t been here in a long time.  You could come by more often.  I saw something in the forest again.  this time very clearly.  A dark figure with a gigantic head.  You don’t believe me.  There are things out there that our little minds   Will never comprehend.  And I found this in the forest.  Mads loved those.  This business with that missing Erik… …like with your brother, back then.  Everything’s repeating itself.  Everything is just like it was 33 years ago.” — Jana Nielsen

“Hello.  It’s mom.  You’re probably out.  About Mikkel… I really don’t know what to say.  Are Martha and Magnus okay? Should we… can we help?  Call me when you hear this.  We’re very worried.  Okay.  !… I couldn’t get hold of Ulrich.  Shouldn’t we go see the kids?  They’ve organized various search parties. Where were you last night?  I woke up around midnight.  You weren’t there.  The car wasn’t there either.  First Mads, now Mikkel.  It’s exactly like back then.” — Jana Nielsen


Helge Doppler, Dark, Netflix, Wiedemann & Berg Television, Hermann BeyerHelge Doppler

“It’s going to happen again.  It’s going to happen again.  It’s going to happen again.” — Helge Doppler

“It’s going to happen again.  Is it already too late?  It’s going to happen again!  Too late.  We’re too late.” — Helge Doppler


Tronte Nielsen, Dark, Netflix, Wiedemann & Berg Television, Walter KreyeTronte Nielsen

“I have to go.  I couldn’t sleep.  I went into the garden to get the bushes ready for winter.  We were out of cord.  I had to go to the gas station.  Nearly 33 years ago to the day when I came to Win den.” — Tronte Nielsen

“Maybe.  Maybe not.” — Tronte Nielsen


Aleksander Tiedemann, Dark, Netflix, Wiedemann & Berg Television, Peter BenedictAleksander Tiedemann

“Yes, right there.  It’s totally knotted up.  It’s supposed to rain later.  Thanks.  Maybe the whole thing is getting to me more than i thought.  In a year, everthing here is meant to come to an end.  I never thought it would end like this.  But there’s a time for everything.  I’m sorry.  About the thing with Michael.  How are you doing?  How’s Jonas?” — Aleksander Tiedemann

“The police will be here soon.   We need to get rid of them tonight, Jrgen.  Tonight.  They’ll be snooping all over here.  are you blackmailing me?  do you know the difference between successful; and unsuccessful people?  Exactly.  So do it tonight.  And you talk to no one.  Understood?” — Aleksander Tiedemann

“I can’t just let anyone in there.  It’s a high security area.  My employees patrol it every day.  If Mikkel were here, we’d know it.  I’m sorry, Ulrich.  Honestly.” — Aleksander Tiedemann


Noah, Dark, Netflix, Wiedemann & Berg Television, Mark WaschkeNoah, Dark, Netflix, Wiedemann & Berg Television, Mark WaschkeNoah

“I’m Noah.  I’m a priest at St. Christopher’s Church.  Ines called me.  Do you believe in God?  How do you believe the world came to be?  Who created all the beautiful things?  And what was there before the Big Bang?  Nothing can arise from nothing.  Maybe the Big Bang is nothing more than God’s act of creation.  I’m sure your father knows a lot, but he doesn’t know everything.  It’s good that he raised you to question things.  But every now and then, it’s good to question those who question things.  God has a plan for every human being.  Including you.” — Noah

“Yes.  Why would God want any of this?  After looking into hell, as you have, it can never be forgotten.  It becomes a part of you.  And the idea of God, of Jesus the Savior, becomes a thread of hope you cling to.  All of us who know the darkness long for the light, but… there is no God!  God didn’t make this hole among us.  God doesn’t have a plan.  There is no plan at all.  There’s nothing but chaos out there.  Pain… and chaos!  People are bad.  Malicious, evil.  Life is nothing but a spiral of pain.  And the world is doomed to be destroyed.  But this here… this is our ark.  And I’m Noah.  If we can harness this energy, we can change everything.  Then we decide the world’s fate, far removed from all the evil and from all pain.” — Noah

“Because we prefer any lie to the pain.  Years ago, I was still a little boy.  A stranger came to us.  He looked as if he’d been in the war.  Didn’t talk much.  There was this sadness in his eyes.  The kind you sometimes see in those who want to die, but life won’t let them.  He took a room in our house.  The bedroom next to mine.  And… sometimes I heard him talk in his sleep.  Confused words.  But one night, he was suddenly very clear.  He stood in the hallway, his eyes wide open, and said… ‘nothing is in vain,  Not a single breath.  Not a single step, not a single word.  Not pain.  An eternal miracle of the One.’  I didn’t understand any of his words.  Only years later, when I felt the pain, did I understand what he meant.  That none of the horrible things that befall us should be in vain.  That they make us what we are.  That they give us our strength.” — Noah

“Everything is about to begin.  The older Jonas will destroy the hole, but… he doesn’t realize that he will be the one to trigger its existence.  A paradox.  The cesium in his useless machine won’t destroy the hole forever.  It’s what creates it in the first place.  He thinks he’s the savior.  But Claudia lied to him.  Most people are nothing but pawns on a chessboard.  Led by an unknown hand.  Their lives exist only to be sacrificed for a higher goal.  Jonas, Mikkel, the children, they’re nothing but unfortunate, yet necessary chess moves in an eternal war between good and evil.  There are two groups out there fighting to control time travel.  Light and shadow.  We belong to the light.  Don’t forget that.  Even though some of what we do is of a dark nature.  But no victory is ever won without sacrifice.  As long as we’re in this time loop we who know have to make sure that every step will be repeated exactly as it was before.  No matter how inhumane it seems to us.  No matter what sacrifices it demands of us.  But believe me, the others are the ones who are truly inhumane.  They have lost all humanity.  They belong to the shadow.  Your grandmother, Claudia, belongs to the shadow.  Never trust her.  No matter what she says.  Jonas trusted her before and he will trust her again.  Jonas thinks he will change everything… but he’s just her puppet.  He doesn’t deserve any better.  Time is an infinite field.  Millions and millions of interlocking wheels.  We have to be patient to be victorious.  But our time will come.  We will free humanity from its immaturity.  From its pain.  But you must be strong.  Can you do that?  It’s time.” — Noah


The Stranger, Dark, Netflix, Wiedemann & Berg Television, Andreas PietschmannThe Stranger

“You look like him.  Your father.  No.  But I know your father.  It was a long time ago, but I remember him well.  He saved my life back then.  But I only understood that much later.  Life is a labyrinth.  Some people wander around their whole lives looking for a way out, but there’s only one path and it leads you ever deeper.  You don’t understand it until you’ve reached the center.  Death is incomprehensible, but you can make peace with it.  Till then you should ask yourself each day if you’ve made the right decisions.” — The Stranger

“You’re not crazy, neither was your father.  Sometimes it’s hard for us to grasp things that go against all we are conditioned to believe.  How did people feel the first time they were told the Earth was round?” — The Stranger

“And if it’s not?  Even if you don’t want to believe it, that is your father.  Martha is your aunt.  Don’t you get it?  If you take Mikkel back, you’ll be meddling in the course of events.   Your father will never meet your mother, they won’t fall in love or get married.  And you won’t be born!  If you take him back now, you’ll be erasing your own existence.  The role you play in all of this is much bigger than you think.” — The Stranger

“But every decision for something is a decision against something else.  A life for a life.  What will you decide?” — The Stranger

“You write about Neitzche’s concept of eternal recurrence… a universe that expands and then collapses again.  A universe that repeats itself endlessly.  You wrote about the lunar-solar cycle.  In which everything repeats itself every 33 years.  It’s also the age in which the Antichrist begins his rule.” — The Stranger

“The number 33.  You write that it could be the time difference… between the planes of a three dimensional wormhole.” — The Stranger

“The Einstein-Rosen bridge.” — The Stranger


H.G. Tannhaus

“It’s been a long time since I’ve seen that.  There were only 500 copies in total.  From a cosmic point of view, yes.  Every 33 years, the cycle of the moon is synchronized with that of the sun.  But the 33… is more than that.  We encounter it everywhere.  Jesus performed 33 miracles.  There are 33 litanies of the angels.  Dante’s 33 cantos in purgatory, and 33 in paradise.” — H.G. Tannhaus

“Any scientist would tell you no.  Causal determinism would forbid it.  But it is human nature to believe that we play a role in the destiny of our own lives.  That our actions can change things.” — H.G. Tannhaus

“On time, like a clockwork.  Where were we?  A passage… between a black hole, the entry, and a white hole, the exit, which… connects time and space.  To pass through it is to travel through time.  Tick-tock.” — H.G. Tannhaus



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