Beneath the decadence of 1929 Berlin, lies an underworld city of sin. Police investigator Gereon Rath has been transferred from Cologne to solve a criminal case - a porn ring run by the Berlin Mafia. He uncovers a dangerous web of shadows.
Did You Know?
Charlotte Ritter and Gereon Rath meet eachother when stepping out of an paternoster lift. A passenger elevator which consists of a chain of open compartments that move slowly in a loop up and down inside a building without stopping. The construction is due to safety in many countries not allowed anymore. In 1929 they were prevalent, and a common alternative for a staircase. Very few have survived due to safety concerns. See more
It would have been impossible to hijack a train in the Soviet Union and take it all the way to Berlin. The USSR had broad-gauge tracks of 5 ft (1524 mm), while Polish and German tracks are standard gauge, 4 ft 8 1/2 in (1435 mm). While an on-the-fly conversion can be done on passenger cars in more recent times, conversion of the tank wagons in the 1920s would at least have required exchanging the axles using hydraulic devices and would have been impossible to perform on the steam engine - especially at a border post as shown in the movie. See more