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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 16 episodes, 2017
Liv Lisa Fries ...  Charlotte Ritter 16 episodes, 2017
Peter Kurth ...  Bruno Wolter 16 episodes, 2017
Matthias Brandt ...  August Benda 16 episodes, 2017
Leonie Benesch ...  Greta Overbeck 16 episodes, 2017
Severija Janusauskaite ...  Svetlana Sorokina 14 episodes, 2017
Lars Eidinger ...  Alfred Nyssen 14 episodes, 2017
Misel Maticevic ...  Der Armenier / ... 14 episodes, 2017
Fritzi Haberlandt ...  Elisabeth Behnke 14 episodes, 2017
Karl Markovics ...  Samuel Katelbach 14 episodes, 2017
Jens Harzer ...  Dr. Anno Schmidt 14 episodes, 2017
Ernst Stötzner Ernst Stötzner ...  Generalmajor Seegers 14 episodes, 2017
Jördis Triebel ...  Dr. Völcker 14 episodes, 2017
Christian Friedel ...  Gräf 14 episodes, 2017
Thomas Thieme Thomas Thieme ...  Karl Zörgiebel 14 episodes, 2017
Denis Burgazliev Denis Burgazliev ...  Trochin 13 episodes, 2017
Pasha Sol ...  Trochin 13 episodes, 2017
Anton von Lucke ...  Stephan Jänicke 12 episodes, 2017
Derrick VanDerMillen ...  Stephan Jänicke 10 episodes, 2017
Ivan Shvedoff ...  Alexej Kardakow 9 episodes, 2017
Hannah Herzsprung ...  Helga Rath 9 episodes, 2017
Waléra Kanischtscheff ...  Michail Fallin 9 episodes, 2017
Dmitri Alexandrov ...  Grigori Selenskij 9 episodes, 2017
Henning Peker Henning Peker ...  Franz Krajewski 8 episodes, 2017
Sebastian Urzendowsky ...  Max Fuchs 8 episodes, 2017
Thorsten Merten Thorsten Merten ...  Henning 8 episodes, 2017
Rüdiger Klink Rüdiger Klink ...  Czerwinski 8 episodes, 2017
Philip Hersh ...  Franz Krajewski 8 episodes, 2017
Benno Fürmann ...  Oberst Wendt 7 episodes, 2017
Jacob Matschenz Jacob Matschenz ...  Fritz 7 episodes, 2017
Marie Gruber Marie Gruber ...  Emmi Wolter 7 episodes, 2017
Irene Böhm Irene Böhm ...  Toni Ritter 7 episodes, 2017
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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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Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

30 September 2018 (Germany) See more »

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Babilon Berlin See more »

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€40,000,000 (estimated)
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(original)

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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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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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References Lichtspiel Opus 1. (1921) See more »

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The Golden Age rolls on
15 February 2018 | by mpower1112See all my reviews

Just when I suspected the golden age of TV might be in decline after close to twenty years (counting from the advent of the Sopranos) along comes Babylon Berlin. What a savage swath through the Weimar Republic, that time in Germany between the World Wars. Were I to recount the plot, the multiple plots, the plots with the plots, this review would go on for many pages. Even Wikipedia has trouble keeping up. First, nothing is at it seems. The heroes often topple off their perches and the villains sometimes show flashes off humanity. No one trusts anyone and with good reason because no one is trustworthy. Morals are beside the point; betrayals are the politics of the day. And amazingly, according to what I read, the history in this series is not exaggerated: this is the way it was in the Weimar Republic.

The production values are fabulous; this is one good-looking movie. Berlin is bright, yet dark, completely addictive. The acting is superb, ranging from a conflicted detective, who reminds one of Clint Eastwood, to an actress who lights up the screen each time she appears, the lovely and very talented Liv Lisa Fries who plays Charlotte, a child of the slums, who has the strange ambition to be a homocide detective.Even the minor characters are sharply drawn.Contributing mightly to the verisimilitude: the costuming which is anything but costuming: these people look as if they had been wearing those peaked lapels and flapper gowns all their lives.

Someone said this might be the greatest serial film of all time. Hard to say that when you have such brilliant forays as The Sopranos, Breaking Bad and Fargo but I think they may be right. My only criticism is with the dubbed version in English; everyone has an American accent which is off-putting. The second time around I'm going to try to find the original German version which I understand exists.

The golden age rolls on.


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