Claus Helberg is caught by the Germans. He manages to escape, but is badly wounded. Still, he succeeds in getting back to England. Werner Heisenberg is assigned to continue his work without heavy water, but explains that no heavy water means no bomb.
By 1916 the Great War in Europe has reached a stalemate. The two massive armies have fought themselves to a standstill. Millions of lives have already been lost. Brendan Cowell leads a superb ensemble cast as mining engineer Oliver Woodward, who returns to Australia from Papua to join a secret Australian Tunnelling Company. Miners from all over the country are given just two weeks military training before being sent the Western Front. Their task is to undermine the German Lines.
Freshman's two glider planes crash violently into the Norwegian mountains. It is revealed that their target was Rjukan. In this episode: the Americans insist on bombing the factory; Heisenberg becomes obsessed with creating a bomb that will destroy London; and they succeed in blowing up the factory.
Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years just before World War One, which seem to be ritual punishment. The abused and suppressed children of the villagers seem to be at the heart of this mystery. Winner of the Palme d'Or at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.