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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
Christian Friedel ...  Reinhold Gräf / ... 26 episodes, 2017-2020
Lars Eidinger ...  Alfred Nyssen 21 episodes, 2017-2020
Misel Maticevic ...  Der Armenier / ... 20 episodes, 2017-2020
Fritzi Haberlandt ...  Elisabeth Behnke 20 episodes, 2017-2020
Karl Markovics ...  Samuel Katelbach 20 episodes, 2017-2020
Jens Harzer ...  Dr. Anno Schmidt 20 episodes, 2017-2020
Jördis Triebel ...  Dr. Völcker 20 episodes, 2017-2020
Thomas Thieme Thomas Thieme ...  Karl Zörgiebel / ... 20 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 ...  Böhm / ... 16 episodes, 2017-2020
Philip Hersh ...  Franz Krajewski / ... 16 episodes, 2017-2020
Hannah Herzsprung ...  Helga Rath 15 episodes, 2017-2020
Benno Fürmann ...  Oberst Wendt / ... 15 episodes, 2017-2020
Severija Janusauskaite ...  Svetlana Sorokina 14 episodes, 2017
Thorsten Merten ...  Henning 14 episodes, 2017-2020
Rüdiger Klink Rüdiger Klink ...  Czerwinski 14 episodes, 2017-2020
Luc Feit Luc Feit ...  Ullrich 14 episodes, 2017-2020
Libby Brien ...  Esther Kasabian / ... 14 episodes, 2017-2020
Jacob Matschenz ...  Fritz / ... 13 episodes, 2017-2020
Denis Burgazliev ...  Trochin 13 episodes, 2017
Pasha Sol ...  Trochin 13 episodes, 2017
Anton von Lucke ...  Stephan Jänicke 12 episodes, 2017
Ronald Zehrfeld ...  Walter Weintraub 12 episodes, 2019-2020
Meret Becker ...  Esther Kasabian 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: ... Written by https://www.babylon-berlin.com/en/about-babylon-berlin/the-story/

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Production designer Uli Hanisch paid homage to his famous colleague Ken Adam. Adam was born in Berlin as Klaus Hugo and was a Jew. His father, Fritz Adam, was a department store owner and had to flee the Nazis in 1934, but certain things had to be left behind. Among them plans for a huge shopping mall, which Hanisch now used for the film set. On the Art Deco facade can therefore be seen Adam & Sons. See more »

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References Lichtspiel Opus 1. (1921) See more »

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Great start
18 October 2017 | by rmoreauautorSee all my reviews

As a German I feel a little desperate for good German TV series productions. The last I watched was Deutschland 83. Before that I really don't know, there is quite a big gap.

Babylon Berlin chose an interesting time period. The golden 20s. Not so golden for everyone, as we see through Charlotte Ritter and her family. The series starts in the year 1926. The future will show how far they get into Naziland. The takeover is still a couple of years in the future, but the general turmoil is already coming.

The production quality seems to be outstanding. Loved the last ten minutes of the second episode with a nice scene. There will be quite a bit of nudity. Which I don't mind, I like it actually.


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30 January 2018 (USA) See more »

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