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:
Volker Bruch ...  Gereon Rath 28 episodes, 2017-2020
Liv Lisa Fries ...  Charlotte Ritter 28 episodes, 2017-2020
Leonie Benesch ...  Greta Overbeck 28 episodes, 2017-2020
Lars Eidinger ...  Alfred Nyssen 26 episodes, 2017-2020
Misel Maticevic ...  Edgar Kasabian / ... 26 episodes, 2017-2020
Fritzi Haberlandt ...  Elisabeth Behnke 26 episodes, 2017-2020
Jens Harzer ...  Dr. Anno Schmidt 26 episodes, 2017-2020
Karl Markovics ...  Samuel Katelbach 26 episodes, 2017-2020
Jördis Triebel ...  Dr. Völcker 26 episodes, 2017-2020
Christian Friedel ...  Reinhold Gräf / ... 26 episodes, 2017-2020
Thomas Thieme Thomas Thieme ...  Karl Zörgiebel / ... 26 episodes, 2017-2020
Hannah Herzsprung ...  Helga Rath 19 episodes, 2017-2020
Thorsten Merten ...  Henning 20 episodes, 2017-2020
Rüdiger Klink Rüdiger Klink ...  Czerwinski 20 episodes, 2017-2020
Benno Fürmann ...  Oberst Gottfried Wendt / ... 19 episodes, 2017-2020
Jacob Matschenz ...  Fritz / ... 19 episodes, 2017-2020
Julius Feldmeier ...  Otto / ... 17 episodes, 2017-2020
Peter Kurth ...  Bruno Wolter 16 episodes, 2017
Matthias Brandt ...  August Benda 16 episodes, 2017
Ernst Stötzner Ernst Stötzner ...  Generalmajor Seegers 16 episodes, 2017-2020
Severija Janusauskaite ...  Svetlana Sorokina 16 episodes, 2017
Godehard Giese ...  Wilhelm Böhm / ... 16 episodes, 2017-2020
Irene Böhm Irene Böhm ...  Toni Ritter 16 episodes, 2017-2020
Philip Hersh ...  Franz Krajewski / ... 16 episodes, 2017-2020
Ivo Pietzcker ...  Moritz Rath 15 episodes, 2017-2020
Udo Samel ...  Ernst Gennat / ... 14 episodes, 2017-2020
Luc Feit Luc Feit ...  Leopold Ullrich / ... 14 episodes, 2017-2020
Libby Brien ...  Esther Kasabian / ... 14 episodes, 2017-2020
Denis Burgazliev ...  Trochin 13 episodes, 2017
Pasha Sol ...  Trochin 13 episodes, 2017
Ronald Zehrfeld ...  Walter Weintraub 12 episodes, 2019-2020
Meret Becker ...  Esther Kasabian 12 episodes, 2019-2020
Trystan Pütter ...  Hans Litten 12 episodes, 2019-2020
Anton von Lucke ...  Stephan Jänicke 11 episodes, 2017
Saskia Rosendahl ...  Malu Seegers 12 episodes, 2019-2020
Sabin Tambrea ...  Tristan Rot 12 episodes, 2019-2020


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: ...

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Various episodes contain deliberate but subtle musical anachronisms consisting of songs originally recorded by English glam rock singer Bryan Ferry and his band Roxy Music, but performed in a period-appropriate 1920s jazz style. Ferry worked in the music department for the series and also appears as a singer at Moka Efti. See more »


Referenced in Wer weiß denn sowas?: Folge 321 (2018) See more »


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One of the best!
24 November 2017 | by exmachina-05167See all my reviews

If, you are tired of the condescending, juvenile American TV series banality? watch "Babylon Berlin" It is a German TV series set in the 1920's in Berlin. Shades of "I am a camera" The plot, actors, locations, script, dance routines (yes dance.. it does actually fit into the story) are all fantastically well done. The lead actress, Liv Lisa Fries, is perfect as a cross between Audrey Tautou in "Amelie" and Caroline Proust in "Engranage" Quirky, tough, determined, good hearted (buried a little) and capable of doing what is necessary; however distasteful. She also has a passing resemblance to Proust which is definite a good thing! Her character depicts the resignation of women, in a man's world, to what levels they have to sink to... to get by and keep themselves sane. Of course, it is in German; but you can find it with English subs. Make efforts to find it and you will not be disappointed.

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