Babylon Berlin Germany 2017 | 90 min | OV | Colour | FF 2017
Henk HandloegtenHENK HANDLOEGTEN (*1968) has made films like Paul Is Dead (2000) and Summer Window (2011).
Tom TykwerTOM TYKWER (*1965) has made box office hits Run Lola Run (1998), Perfume (2006) and A Hologram for the King (2016). Since 2015, he has directed the Netflix series Sense8.
Achim von BorriesSince the mid-1990s, ACHIM VON BORRIES (*1968) has made TV series and films including Love in Thoughts (2004) and Tatort – Der Eskimo (2013).
rated for 0 + yearsBabylon Berlin is based on the series of best-selling books by Volker Kutscher which began with Der nasse Fisch and follow the investigations of Inspector Gereon Rath in 1920s Berlin: a curiosity cabinet of drugs and politics, art and murder, emancipation and extremism.
The young inspector Gereon Rath (Volker Bruch) is transferred from Cologne to Berlin to solve a case in the nightclub scene run by the local Mafia. What at first glance seems to be a simple case of blackmail turns out to be a scandal which will change Gereon's life. Together with the murder squad's shorthand typist Charlotte Ritter (Liv Lisa Fries) and his partner Bruno Wolter (Peter Kurth) Rath soon finds himself in a tangle of corruption, drugs and arms dealing which puts him in an existential conflict between loyalty and truth. Who is his friend and who his enemy?
Orig. Title: Babylon Berlin
Filmtype: 16:9 Submission
Original language: German
Director: Tom Tykwer, Henk Handloegten, Achim von Borries
Screenplay: Tom Tykwer, Henk Handloegten, Achim von Borries basierend auf dem Roman “Der Nasse Fisch” von Volker Kutscher
Cast: Volker Bruch, Liv Lisa Fries, Peter Kurth, Leonie Benesch, Severija Januškaitė, Lars Eidinger, Mišel Matičević, Fritzi Haberlandt, Jördis Triebel, Christian Friedel, Hannah Herzsprung, Benno Fürmann, Jeanette Hain, Marc Hosemann
Producer: Stefan Arndt, Uwe Schott, Michael Polle, Co-Producers: Jan Mojto, Dirk Schürhoff, Moritz Herzogenberg
Music: Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek
Camera: Frank Griebe, Bernd Fischer, Philipp Haberlandt
Set Designer: Uli Hanisch
Cutter: Alexander Berner BFS, Antja Zynga BFS, Claus Wehlisch BFS
Redaktion: Christine Strobl, Sascha Schwingel, Carolin Haasis (ARD Degeto), Gebhard Henke, Caren Toennissen (WDR), Marcus Ammon, Frank Jastfelder (Sky Deutschland)
World Sales: Beta Film
Production: X Filme Creative Pool; ARD Degeto; Sky; Beta Film