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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
Christian Friedel ...  Reinhold Gräf / ... 26 episodes, 2017-2020
Fritzi Haberlandt ...  Elisabeth Behnke 25 episodes, 2017-2020
Jördis Triebel ...  Dr. Völcker 24 episodes, 2017-2020
Karl Markovics ...  Samuel Katelbach 23 episodes, 2017-2020
Thomas Thieme Thomas Thieme ...  Karl Zörgiebel / ... 23 episodes, 2017-2020
Misel Maticevic ...  Edgar der Armenier / ... 22 episodes, 2017-2020
Jens Harzer ...  Dr. Anno Schmidt 22 episodes, 2017-2020
Hannah Herzsprung ...  Helga Rath 20 episodes, 2017-2020
Peter Kurth ...  Bruno Wolter 16 episodes, 2017
Matthias Brandt ...  August Benda 16 episodes, 2017
Benno Fürmann ...  Oberst Wendt / ... 16 episodes, 2017-2020
Thorsten Merten ...  Henning 16 episodes, 2017-2020
Ernst Stötzner Ernst Stötzner ...  Generalmajor Seegers 16 episodes, 2017-2020
Rüdiger Klink Rüdiger Klink ...  Czerwinski 16 episodes, 2017-2020
Godehard Giese ...  Böhm / ... 16 episodes, 2017-2020
Irene Böhm Irene Böhm ...  Toni Ritter 16 episodes, 2017-2020
Philip Hersh ...  Franz Krajewski / ... 16 episodes, 2017-2020
Jacob Matschenz ...  Fritz / ... 15 episodes, 2017-2020
Julius Feldmeier ...  Otto / ... 15 episodes, 2017-2020
Ivo Pietzcker ...  Moritz Rath 15 episodes, 2017-2020
Severija Janusauskaite ...  Svetlana Sorokina 14 episodes, 2017
Luc Feit Luc Feit ...  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
Anton von Lucke ...  Stephan Jänicke 12 episodes, 2017
Ronald Zehrfeld ...  Walter Weintraub 12 episodes, 2019-2020
Meret Becker ...  Esther Kasabian 12 episodes, 2019-2020
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: ... Written by https://www.babylon-berlin.com/en/about-babylon-berlin/the-story/

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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

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Babylon Berlin
By Johnny Klimek & Tom Tykwer
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BBC has met its match for a time period serious drama
28 November 2017 | by IxlreightSee 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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Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

30 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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EUR40,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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