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In the Face of Crime 

Im Angesicht des Verbrechens (original title)
The worlds of a young Russo-German cop who investigates within the Berlin Russian mafia milieu and a young Russian woman who is forced into prostitution, intertwine when they meet and fall in love.




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Series cast summary:
Max Riemelt ...  Marek Gorsky 10 episodes, 2010
Ronald Zehrfeld ...  Sven Lottner 10 episodes, 2010
Marie Bäumer ...  Stella 9 episodes, 2010
Alina Levshin ...  Jelena 9 episodes, 2010
Misel Maticevic ...  Mischa 9 episodes, 2010
Mark Ivanir ...  Andrej 9 episodes, 2010
Arved Birnbaum Arved Birnbaum ...  Nico Roeber 8 episodes, 2010
Georgiy Povolotskiy ...  Sergej Sokolov 8 episodes, 2010
Uwe Preuss ...  Bruno Hollmann 7 episodes, 2010
Yevgeni Sitokhin Yevgeni Sitokhin ...  Victor Lushin 7 episodes, 2010
Marko Mandic Marko Mandic ...  Joska Bodrov 7 episodes, 2010
Katharina Nesytowa ...  Swetlana 7 episodes, 2010
Ulrike C. Tscharre ...  Sabine Jaschke 6 episodes, 2010
Karolina Lodyga Karolina Lodyga ...  Katarina 6 episodes, 2010
Ryszard Ronczewski ...  Onkel Sascha 6 episodes, 2010
Carmen Simone Birk Carmen Simone Birk ...  Anja Kirchner 5 episodes, 2010
Joan Pascu Joan Pascu ...  Leonid Bondarenko 5 episodes, 2010
Bernd Stegemann Bernd Stegemann ...  Heinrich Lenz / ... 5 episodes, 2010
Kai Michael Müller Kai Michael Müller ...  Grischa Gorsky 5 episodes, 2010
Ioana Iacob Ioana Iacob ...  Larissa 5 episodes, 2010
Sascha Alexander Gersak Sascha Alexander Gersak ...  Kolja 5 episodes, 2010
Monika Anna Wojtyllo Monika Anna Wojtyllo ...  Lara 5 episodes, 2010


The worlds of a young Russo-German cop who investigates within the Berlin Russian mafia milieu and a young Russian woman who is forced into prostitution, intertwine when they meet and fall in love.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Crime | Drama | Thriller




Germany | Austria


German | Russian

Release Date:

27 April 2010 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Cita con el crimen See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany


Box Office


€10,000,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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The title sequence shows only the surnames of the principal actors, the writer and the director in rapid succession. See more »

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Apparently realistic and versatile, yet with several flaws for them aware of Russia(ns)
18 June 2016 | by BeneCumbSee all my reviews

The series in question has brought forth a lot of ambivalent thoughts and feelings for me. On the one hand, its course of events and many actors (particularly Max Riemelt as Marek Gorsky, Alina Levshin as Jelena, Mark Ivanir as Andrej) met my eye from the first episode, but many clichés about Russians and their comprehensions (vodka, noisy parties, corruption), as well as a lot of broken Russian uttered made the watching complex at times.

Moreover, I felt sometimes that some scenes became too scattered and/or were intended to fill out the total length, but still... I could still imagine that for general audience, for them not knowing Russian and without direct contacts with Russia and its people, Im Angesicht des Verbrechens is a captivating and skilfully accomplished creation about the life in contemporary Berlin where the diversity accompanied by immigrants and tourists is not always a benefit, when "old" locals have to cope with new type of business and management methods. The thrill is there, the love is there, the violence is there, and all this was masterfully combined into a story with several twists and turns, with comic and tragic elements included.

So, despite the shortcomings mentioned above, I still give 8 points, i.e. trying to "forget" my background and time of youth, confirming that I have become a full Westerner... :)

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