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Netflix web series ‘The Defeated’ mocks the existence of Israel

Taylor Kitsch, Nina Hoss, Tuppence Middleton, Anne Ratte-Polle, Logan Marshall-Green, Mala Emde, Lena, Lena Dörrie, Maximilian Ehrenreich, Benjamin Sadler, Michael C. Hall, Sebastian Koch, Nazi, Netflix

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Netflix web series ‘The Defeated’ mocks the existence of Israel

Netflix web series ‘The Defeated’, starring Taylor Kitsch, Nina Hoss, Tuppence Middleton, Anne Ratte-Polle, Logan Marshall-Green, Mala Emde, Lena, Lena Dörrie, Maximilian Ehrenreich, Benjamin Sadler, Michael C. Hall, Sebastian Koch and others is a crime thriller. In this web series, Taylor Kitsch is back onscreen with a chaotic-looking detective series set in post-World War II Berlin. Written and directed by the Swedish filmmaker- Björn Stein, this series receives its title from the fall of Berlin, which it depicts in detail, and by its stylistic choice to focus on the horrors and traumas of war rather than celebrating its wartime heroism.

This web series shows a Jewish Nazi-hunting group in Germany named ‘Nakam’, where a female member of the group says: “We don’t go to Palestine to create a homeland. We stay here”.

Meaning, in this web series, Netflix has clearly rejected the very claim of the State of Israel and even conveyed a dangerous message stating, Jews went to Palestine to create their homeland.

Isn’t it echoing the anti-Israel propaganda of the Palestinians and their key patrons Iran and Qatar? The Defeated is being shown at a very crucial time, when majority of the Muslim nations in the world are actively considering normalizing relations with the Jewish State, while many of them have even started feeling dismayed at the terrorist mentality of the Palestinians.

The Defeated also shows the US diplomat in Germany involved in receiving previous artifacts from the Nazis in exchange of secretly transporting them to various destinations, including South Africa through American military aircrafts.

Commenting on this web series, the Looper website said: For anyone who enjoys like period dramas, particularly crime dramas involving World War II, the next streaming obsession should be Netflix’s “The Defeated,” which arrived on the streamer on August 19 (via Observer). As reported by Deadline, the series, which was originally titled “Shadowplay,” is a “gritty dramatic thriller” set in postwar Berlin, 1946. Taylor Kitsch (“Friday Night Lights,” “True Detective”) stars as Max McLaughlin, an American cop who’s tasked with taking down the city’s worst criminal, Werner “Engelmacher” Gladow.

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But Max is also heading to Berlin to find his missing brother Moritz (Logan Marshall-Green), who turns out to be hunting down ex-Nazis. Soon, the brothers realize they’re caught up in the early stages of the Cold War.

Planned as a two-season series that will be told across 16 episodes, “The Defeated” was co-created by Swedish director Måns Mårlind, who previously created the American crime series “The Bridge” on FX. Along with Kitsch, Marshall-Green (“Prometheus”), and Koch (“Homeland”), “The Defeated” has a strong cast that includes Michael C. Hall (“Dexter”) Nina Hoss (“A Most Wanted Man”), Tuppence Middleton (“Sense8”), and Mala Emde (“Brecht”).

One question many fans have while watching a period drama is whether the series is based on a true story, or is it fictional? “The Defeated” is definitely the latter. But while it might not be based on historical events, its inspiration is still surprising.

What ‘inspiration’ people may get by watching this web series? To start thinking Israel is not a legitimate nation and was created by Jews through by occupying Palestinian land?

In this series, I loved a dialogue from Logan Marshall-Green, who played the role of Moritz. In a sequence, Moritz said: “Who is worse than Nazis? The devil? No! Devil was an angel. He challenged the God and became devil. Then who is worse than the Nazis? Those who help or collaborate with Nazis are worse than them”.

I fully agree with this sentiment. And I believe, Netflix web series ‘The Defeated’, by mocking the existence of the State of Israel has proved itself as a collaborator of the Nazis and enemies of the Jewish State.

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Sohail Choudhury is the Executive Editor of Blitz

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  1. Terry Nicholls

    August 29, 2021 at 08:56

    Get a grip, man. Quit trying to boost your own ratings by being deliberately sensationalist and claiming that one line spoken by one Jewish minor character in one brief exchange represents the main theme of the entire series.

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