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This is a tv-series made in the 70's in West Germany.

The plot is a man that senses that everything is not as it seems, he feels like everything is a computer simulation. There are people after him trying to prevent him from discovering the truth. A woman is helping him.

Spoiler tags might not be needed but the ending is:

It turns out he is right. His mind has been projected into a simulation while he is beeing cured of a disease. They try to prevent him of discovering the truth to prevent his mind from harming itself.

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This sounds very much like Welt am Draht (World on a Wire) (1973), directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder and starring Klaus Löwitsch in the lead role. It is based on the novel Simulacron-3 (1964) by Daniel F. Galouye. The same book was filmed again as The Thirteenth Floor (1999).

Welt am Draht was however not a series, but a two part made-for-TV film, at least in the version I saw. IMDB agrees with this.

  • Hi. Thanks for helping me out on this one. – Bent Apr 22 '17 at 9:49

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