Un Extrano Enemigo (2018): S01E01 – Comandante


An Unknown Enemy (Spanish: Un Extraño Enemigo) is a 2018 web television political thriller and drama series released on Amazon Prime.

It examines the events leading to the 1968 student massacre and its cover-up, through the eyes of Commander Fernando Barrientos, head of a secret intelligence agency.

The series main character is loosely based on the real life Fernando Gutiérrez Barrios, director of the infamous DFS intelligence Agency, and depicts the political intrigues that triggered the period of censorship and repression of students at the end of the 1960s.


July 1969. The National Security Directorate (DNS), headed by Major Fernando Barrientos, is in danger. The regent of Mexico City, Alfonso Corona del Rosal, wants to get rid of the Directorate and thereby weaken one of his main adversaries in the presidential succession: the Secretary of the Interior, Luis Echeverria. In an act of survival and political revenge, Barrientos intends to save his Directorate and support Echeverria, his direct boss, as the sole successor of Gustavo Diaz Ordaz. The main point of his strategy is tied to the incipient student movement that is …

Un Extrano Enemigo Series

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Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 01 October 2018.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes.
  • Rating: 16.
  • Country: Mexico.
  • Language: Spanish.

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