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Babylon Berlin 

Colognian commissioner Gereon Rath moves to Berlin, the epicenter of political and social changes in the Golden Twenties.
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Series cast summary:
...  Gereon Rath 16 episodes, 2017
...  Charlotte Ritter 16 episodes, 2017
...  Bruno Wolter 16 episodes, 2017
...  August Benda 16 episodes, 2017
...  Greta Overbeck 16 episodes, 2017
...  Svetlana Sorokina 14 episodes, 2017
...  Alfred Nyssen 14 episodes, 2017
...  Der Armenier / ... 14 episodes, 2017
...  Elisabeth Behnke 14 episodes, 2017
...  Samuel Katelbach 14 episodes, 2017
...  Dr. Anno Schmidt 14 episodes, 2017
Ernst Stötzner ...  Generalmajor Seegers 14 episodes, 2017
...  Dr. Völcker 14 episodes, 2017
...  Gräf 14 episodes, 2017
Thomas Thieme ...  Karl Zörgiebel 14 episodes, 2017
Denis Burgazliev ...  Trochin 13 episodes, 2017
...  Trochin 13 episodes, 2017
...  Stephan Jänicke 12 episodes, 2017
...  Alexej Kardakow 9 episodes, 2017
...  Helga Rath 9 episodes, 2017
...  Michail Fallin 9 episodes, 2017
...  Grigori Selenskij 9 episodes, 2017
Henning Peker ...  Franz Krajewski 8 episodes, 2017
...  Max Fuchs 8 episodes, 2017
Thorsten Merten ...  Henning 8 episodes, 2017
Rüdiger Klink ...  Czerwinski 8 episodes, 2017
...  Franz Krajewski 8 episodes, 2017
...  Oberst Wendt 7 episodes, 2017
Jacob Matschenz ...  Fritz 7 episodes, 2017
Marie Gruber ...  Emmi Wolter 7 episodes, 2017
Irene Böhm ...  Toni Ritter 7 episodes, 2017
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A metropolis in turmoil. From economy to culture, politics to the underworld - everything is in the grip of radical change. Speculation and inflation are already tearing away at the foundations of the still young Weimar Republic. Growing poverty and unemployment stand in stark contrast to the excesses and indulgence of the city's night life and its overflowing creative energy. Gereon Rath, a young police inspector from Cologne, is transferred to Berlin in order to solve a criminal case - a porno ring run by the Berlin Mafia. What at first glance appears to be simply a matter of extortion soon reveals itself to be a scandal that will forever change the lives of both Gereon and his closest associates. Together with stenotypist Charlotte Ritter and his partner Bruno Wolter, Rath is confronted with a tangled web of corruption, drug dealing, and weapons trafficking, forcing him into an existential conflict as he is torn between loyalty and uncovering the truth. And we are left wondering: ... Written by https://www.babylon-berlin.com/en/about-babylon-berlin/the-story/

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30 January 2018 (USA)  »

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Babilon Berlin  »

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€40,000,000 (estimated)
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Most expensive non-English language drama series ever made in history and also most expensive German TV series at the time of its first season release with a budget of approximately 40 million Euros. See more »

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References Lichtspiel Opus 1. (1921) See more »

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Fuge
By Johnny Klimek & Tom Tykwer
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BBC has met its match for a time period serious drama
28 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

This is an exceptional TV series. It has all the elements to make it an award winning piece. Great complicated characters that work well with each other, mystery, intrigue, excitement, shell shock, suggestive, authentic and genuine. Who new that Germany had the ability to produce a show like this that would compete with BBC period series. It is well written and the cinematography and sets really take you back to what it could have been in Berlin 1920s. The poverty, life, rich, poor, politics, morality, ethics and corruption are all part of the story. I have the benefit of being able to watch this with English subtitles or I would have missed the opportunity to really enjoy this show. Unfortunately, whom ever translated it, their English is not the first language and at times the sentences are backwards in English which is normally when someone is translating verbatim but I get the gist of it. If you like time pieces and or like shows such as Endeavor, George Gently, Trapped, Modus and similar then you are likely to enjoy this program.


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