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Three men and women stand in line with arms holding each other's backs, wearing mostly bold 1960s outfits. They are in a building with large windows.

A scene from the Spanish series What the Future Holds, episode 4, shows off the bold fashion of late 1960s Barcelona.

Foreign-language, international dramas are landing in our THIRTEEN Passport arrivals hall at a brisk pace this fall! After the November premieres of seven dramas from Belgium, Canada, France, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, new complete series from these and more countries will become available every Thursday in December and January and through February 2! Curated by Walter’s Choice for PBS, these series can be streamed anywhere by PBS station donors with the member benefit THIRTEEN Passport.
A scene from the Spanish series What the Future Holds, episode 4, shows off the bold fashion of late 1960s Barcelona.
Check back for multiple binge releases every Thursday in December and stream hit series from Europe and Canada that span period drama to contemporary thrillers.
New December 1: A woman breaks barriers within a revolutionary 20th-century art movement in Weimar Germany; a contemporary mother-daughter thriller from Germany; a romance and drama unfolds in late 1960s Barcelona, Spain, during Franco’s dictatorship; a Millennium cult complicates a detective’s work in a remote Finnish town; and a murder mystery in an Arctic town of Quebec, Canada.
A woman stands on cobblestone street holding large sign under her arm that says Bauhaus. There are people marching and holding signs behind her.
Art school students, this is your film. The Weimar-era historical drama Bauhaus is based on the real-life creators of the art movement and modernist school of design that influenced everything from house furnishings to graphic design. The film centers on Lotte, a young woman studying furniture design at the famous Bauhaus Design Academy in the early 1920’s. The made-for-TV film is inspired by the real life of children’s furniture and toy designer Alma Siedhoff-Buscher. As to the fate of the Bauhaus Academy: the Nazi regime force the school to close in both Dessau and Berlin, decrying it as “bolshevik.” Many members went into exile, and its founder Walter Gropius and Mies van der Rohe were among those who settled in the United States. In German with English subtitles.
Binge Bauhaus. Two episodes. Expires: 12/31/23
A man in a official uniform and cap looks to side. In background is row of people holding torches and a house. All the Sins is written in foreground.The year is 1999. While Jussi Ritola begins to investigate a mysterious death in his home village, his wife discloses a deeply troubling secret. In the meantime, the mysterious Millennium movement lands in town. Ritola finds himself on a journey into his own past. In Finnish with English subtitles.
Binge All the Sins. Six episodes. Expires 11/30/23
An image of a woman seen looking out through a car windowA desperate mother goes on a search to find her missing 20-year-old daughter, who’s car has been found on the German border near the Czech Republic. She uncovers a dark web of lies and secrets that could change her town forever. In German with English subtitles.
Binge The Vanishing. Eight episodes. Expires: 10/31/23
A collage of  three people against a backdrop of an apartment building and snow.
Detective Celine Trudeau investigates a murder in a small mining town in north Quebec where no one is safe. “The Wall” protects the town from the Arctic wind; and it’s a crime scene. In French with English subtitles.
Binge The Wall. Eight episodes. Expires: 11/30/23
A woman lies next to a man on the beach. They kiss and she holds his face in one hand. They wear shirts from the 1960s.In the late 1960s, Justo Gil leaves his impoverished life in the countryside for Barcelona, where he plans to earn money to save his severely ill mother, whom he brings with him. His gift of gab and plucky optimism opens doors to him and he’ll also set his sights on winning the heart of Carme. He becomes an involuntary hero of the anti-Franco youth and begins his double life as an informant. He rises into the ranks of Barcelona’s dolce vita, but one mistake may cost him everything. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Binge What the Future Holds. Six episodes. Expires: 11/30/23
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