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Babylon Berlin 

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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
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
Severija Janusauskaite ...  Svetlana Sorokina 14 episodes, 2017
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
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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: ...

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Trivia

The railway goods wagon carries the number plates AB2305 and TY1113. Achim von Borries's was born on November 13th while Tom Tykwer's birthday is May 23rd. See more »

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

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Wannsee Weise
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positively brilliant
7 March 2020 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

There really aren't enough adjectives to describe Babylon Berlin, an incredible German television series. And I have to echo what the other reviewers say, watch it in German with English subtitles.

This is 1920s Berlin, and the show immediately pulls you into that world, that atmosphere of the Weimar era.

This was a time of great upheaval in Germany - there is poverty, no work, and yet Berlin is a city of great art and hedonistic pleasure. The story focuses on a police inspector, Gereon Rath, who comes to Berlin to break a pornography ring. Along the way he meets a part-time prostitute, Charlotte Ritter, who also works as a stenographer, and he teams up with another officer, Bruno Wolter, as his partner.

This is Berlin during a time of political unrest, the rise of National Socialism (Nazis) and other far-right groups.

Some of the scenes in this series are so stunning they demand repeated viewings - most notably the nightclub scene in season 1, one of the most thrilling things I've ever seen. That's the only one I'll mention so I won't give anything away. But you can't beat Babylon Berlin for edge of your seat excitement and tension.

Impeccably filmed, impeccably directed, impeccably written, impeccably acted, featuring some amazing characters, Babylon Berlin is a must see.


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Germany

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German

Release Date:

30 January 2018 (USA) See more »

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EUR40,000,000 (estimated)
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